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. …

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