Warm Up With Bands Improves Back Squat Performance
A recent study asks whether band resistance can improve your back squat 1RM.
Reverse Complex Training for Strength and Size
Complex training when used in reverse, will help athletes push more weight, get stronger, and build more muscle.
PAP Can Shave Time Off Cyclist Race Times
In a new study, doing leg presses before a 20km trial cut cyclist times significantly.
PAP for Improved Sprint Performance: No Barbell Required
Heavy lifting has a known PAP effect, but new research suggests a more practical solution for field athletes.
The PAP Effect: Does It Apply to Sprinting?
Plenty of studies have shown the PAP effect in regards to weight training. A new study asks whether it also improves sprinting performance.
Deeper Squats Win Again
In a recent study researchers wondered whether quarter or parallel squats would activate PAP most. Once again, deeper squats seem to be the winner.
Heavy Squats Improve Vertical Jump
Imagine your vertical jump is just about to be tested. Suddenly, you tell the test administrator, “Hold up, I gotta do some heavy squats first.” Sound ridiculous? A new study suggests it might not be.
Post-Activation Potentiation Doesn’t Always Work
What effect do back squats and knee extensions have when done right before a sprint? A new study suggests when it comes to this combo, the PAP effect is limited.
Back Squats Just Prior Improve Vertical Jump Performance
Post-Activation Potentiation or PAP - what is it? It means if you squat heavy, you can jump higher. Science looks at how much weight it takes to activate this potential and how you can apply it, too.
Isometric Exercises Just Prior to Rowing Improve Sprint Times
Post-activiation potentation, or PAP. Lifting heavy and sprinting hard. Turns out the lifting heavy part helps you go faster. Now science examines isometric PAP and rowing sprints with good results.
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