Podcast – Tapering for Performance – Dr David Marlin


What is tapering?

Tapering is reducing the amount of training time on the days prior to your competition.  Tapering is not about reducing the intensity or effort that you or your horse puts into training but the actual duration that you work them for, this is key.  Tapering is a tried and tested method to improve performance at your competition and has been used successfully in human athletes over the past 30 years but isn't so widely known in the equestrian community.  In this Podcast, Dr David Marlin explains what Tapering is and how . . .

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About Author

Dr David Marlin is a physiologist and biochemist who has worked in academia, research and professional sport. He has worked in the equestrian and veterinary world and in human sport, healthcare, medicine and exercise science. In 1989 David obtained his PhD from the UK’s leading sports university, Loughborough University following a four-year study on the responses of Thoroughbred racehorses to exercise and training, undertaken at the renowned Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. You can read David's full biography in the Our Website section.