How To Optimize Post Activation Potentiation

August 3, 2012

Post activation potentiation provides a short-term boost of muscular power after a conditioning activity. Because the mechanism isn't well understood, and there's a lot of debate about the best way to harness the effect's potential, scientists performed a meta analysis of 32 different studies. Their findings were published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

According to the research team, men and women can benefit equally after 7 to 10 minutes of rest following multiple sets of a moderate-intensity activation effort. The more experience you have at your sport, the greater the effect will be. For a supplement strategy to help you get more out of high-volume training, check out today's Breaking News post at