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Potentiating Working Sets for Strength Gains
Post-activation potentiation is a concept that coaches use to promote a transient performance increase in power movements subsequent to a strength movement. Complex or Contrast training was developed based on this phenomenon. To derive the benefits of post-activation potentiation, a basic strength exercise is performed with heavy load (e.g., >85% of 1RM) for 1-3 repetitions. This strength set would serve as the “activation” component as the high threshold motor units are stimulated. After a brief rest period, the strength movement is followed up with...Read More
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