The relationship between the way to organize the warm-up and the subsequent expected performances is a very relevant topic, because it provides important deductions to be transferred into practice by the coaches. The coaches demand this from Sports Science research. Today the application of PAP in fact has been largely popularized through the application of complex training. The principle is that PAP will allow an athlete to train at power outputs exceeding their normal capabilities and therefore increase the potential training adaptations. The coaches and the athletes expect improved high-intensity performance following warm-up, and postactivation potentiation is assumed to contribute to this improvement. However, the scientific evidence supporting this assumption is incomplete. PAP is known to result from prior muscle activation, and should enhance maximal effort contractions of very short duration. Our reflection on this theme and on the type of exercises chosen by Gil and colleagues aims to broaden the discussion on the topic to consider the ways in which the ballistic exercises (BE) are performed. And a further reflection must then extend to the time needed for PAP to be effectively exploited4. The BE is widely recognized in literature as a useful method for the PAP phenomenon

Warm up and postactivaction potentiation (PAP): a very topical debate

Sannicandro I.
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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La Torre A.
Supervision
2020

Abstract

The relationship between the way to organize the warm-up and the subsequent expected performances is a very relevant topic, because it provides important deductions to be transferred into practice by the coaches. The coaches demand this from Sports Science research. Today the application of PAP in fact has been largely popularized through the application of complex training. The principle is that PAP will allow an athlete to train at power outputs exceeding their normal capabilities and therefore increase the potential training adaptations. The coaches and the athletes expect improved high-intensity performance following warm-up, and postactivation potentiation is assumed to contribute to this improvement. However, the scientific evidence supporting this assumption is incomplete. PAP is known to result from prior muscle activation, and should enhance maximal effort contractions of very short duration. Our reflection on this theme and on the type of exercises chosen by Gil and colleagues aims to broaden the discussion on the topic to consider the ways in which the ballistic exercises (BE) are performed. And a further reflection must then extend to the time needed for PAP to be effectively exploited4. The BE is widely recognized in literature as a useful method for the PAP phenomenon
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