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Postactivation Potentiation: Sometimes More Fatigue Than Potentiation

Koziris, Lymperis (Perry) PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Section Editor(s): Koziris, Perry PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31826ddc07
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Abstract

SUMMARY: CERTAIN PLYOMETRIC AND ISOMETRIC PROTOCOLS FAILED TO PRODUCE A POSTACTIVATION POTENTIATION IN VERTICAL JUMP AND BENCH PRESS THROW POWER OUTPUT. THE ISOMETRIC PROTOCOL IN PARTICULAR, NEGATIVELY AFFECTED THE STRONGEST MALE FENCERS. NONETHELESS, THE RESULTS CAN BE USEFUL IN GUIDING THE PRACTITIONER TOWARD EXPERIMENTATION WITH POSTACTIVATION POTENTIATION PROTOCOLS FOR OTHER ATHLETES.

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Institut National du Sport du Québec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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COLUMN EDITOR: Perry Koziris, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Lymperis (Perry) Koziris is an exercise physiologist at the Institut National du Sport du Québec.

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