active recovery

(redirected from tapering-off)

ac·tive re·cov·er·y

(ak'tiv rĕ-kŭv'ĕr-ē)
Exercising with gradually diminishing intensity immediately after a bout of vigorous exercise; facilitates lactate and metabolic waste removal by maintaining blood flow in muscles during recovery.
Synonym(s): active cool-down, tapering-off.
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As athletes, we normally do cycles of intense, strenuous training followed by a tapering-off period so that our bodies are feeling fresh and ready for competition.
17, we started the tapering-off part of the program as we only walked 10 miles.
The IV steroid methylprednisolone was administered in 250-milligram doses every 6 hours for 3 days, followed by tapering-off doses of oral prednisone over 11 days.