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Effects of Postactivation Potentiation Warm-up in Male and Female Sport Performances: A Brief Review

DeRenne, Coop EdD

Strength & Conditioning Journal: December 2010 - Volume 32 - Issue 6 - pp 58-64
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181f412c4
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A PROPER PRECOMPETITIVE WARM-UP DURING SPRINT COMPETITION WITH EXPLOSIVE ATHLETES WILL ELICIT A POSTACTIVATION POTENTIATION (PAP). THIS ARTICLE WILL REVIEW THE EFFECTS OF HEAVY PRELOAD WARM-UP PROTOCOLS ELICITING PAP WITH EXPLOSIVE MALE AND FEMALE ATHLETES, RESULTING IN ENHANCED PERFORMANCES AND PROVIDE STRENGTH COACHES WITH PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS.

Department of Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

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