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The Application of Postactivation Potentiation to the Track and Field Thrower

Judge, Lawrence W PhD, CSCS

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2009 - Volume 31 - Issue 3 - pp 34-36
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181a62960
COLUMNS: Bridging the Gap

THE USAGE OF POSTACTIVATION POTENTIATION (PAP) TO IMPROVE STRENGTH HAS RECENTLY GENERATED INTEREST WITHIN THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COMMUNITY. STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT THE ABILITY TO DEVELOP FORCE CAN BE IMPROVED FOR A SHORT PERIOD AFTER REPEATED MAXIMAL STRENGTH EXERCISE. THIS COLUMN WILL EXAMINE THE APPLICABILITY OF PAP AS PART OF A PREACTIVITY WARM-UP FOR A TRACK AND FIELD THROWER.

School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Lawrence W. Judge is an assistant professor and coordinator of Masters degree in coaching in the School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science at Ball State University.

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