A review of post activation potentiation & its application in strength & conditioning

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Ian Jeffreys

Power production may be the most important characteristic of sport performance, and may determine the quality of performance.(49) In this way, any training intervention that has the capability of acutely enhancing power performance has the potential to directly enhance sports performance. Priorto the effective integration of any training intervention into the training ofathletes, any such phenomenon needs to be subjected to effective research to determine both its potential for performance enhancement, along with methods of optimal application. One training intervention that has been the focus of an increasing degree of research into its potential power enhancement properties is post activation potentiation (PAP).

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