A recent study asks whether band resistance can improve your back squat 1RM.
Complex training when used in reverse, will help athletes push more weight, get stronger, and build more muscle.
In a new study, doing leg presses before a 20km trial cut cyclist times significantly.
Heavy lifting has a known PAP effect, but new research suggests a more practical solution for field athletes.
Plenty of studies have shown the PAP effect in regards to weight training. A new study asks whether it also improves sprinting performance.
In a recent study researchers wondered whether quarter or parallel squats would activate PAP most. Once again, deeper squats seem to be the winner.
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.
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.
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.
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.