Title

Application of Methods of Inducing Postactivation Potentiation During the Preparation of Rugby Players

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Faculty

Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Exercise and Health Sciences

RAS ID

20442

Comments

This article was originally published as: Seitz, L. B., & Haff, G. G. (2015). Application of methods of inducing postactivation potentiation during the preparation of rugby players. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 37(1), 40-49. Original article available here

Abstract

This article examines the applicability of postactivation potentiation (PAP) for the specific development of performance capacities in rugby players. We illustrate how a potentiating stimulus can induce a pap response in vertical jump, sprint, and upper-body performance. We provide insights regarding the optimal structure of a strength-power potentiating complex (SPPC), specifically exploring the intensity of the potentiating stimulus and the optimal recovery duration between the potentiating stimulus and the subsequent performance. Moreover, we discuss how the potentiating stimulus type and player's strength level impact the effectiveness of the SPPC. Finally, we offer examples of specific SPPCS for rugby.

DOI

10.1519/SSC.0000000000000116

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Not open access

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