” date=”1262683823″]Sort of. When any given muscle is soft, generally the tone is low. When that same muscle is firmer, the tone is higher.
Ugh…words… There is an ideal level of tone for “performance”. For example, if you take 3 days off, generally your tone will be low. If you run 3 60s, your tone will rise after each round and your performance will generally increase each round. When a given athlete’s tone becomes too high, race 4,5,6 their performance may plateau then tail off due to a progressive reduction of unfired fibers available to be used.
So lets say for example, that an athlete had a two day meet, with prelims/semis on day one, and finals on the second day. Would it be good to take three days off before day one of the meet?