Post-activation potentiation effect of eccentric overload and traditional weightlifting exercise on jumping and sprinting performance in male athletes

Autoři: Marco Beato aff001;  Alexander E. J. Bigby aff001;  Kevin L. De Keijzer aff001;  Fabio Y. Nakamura aff002;  Giuseppe Coratella aff004;  Stuart A. McErlain-Naylor aff001
Působiště autorů: School of Health and Sports Sciences, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, United Kingdom aff001;  Associate Graduate Program in Physical Education UPE/UFPB, João Pessoa, PB, Brazil aff002;  The College of Healthcare Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia aff003;  Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, Milan, Italy aff004
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(9)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0222466


The aim of this study was to evaluate the post-activation potentiation (PAP) effects following eccentric overload (EOL) and traditional weightlifting (TW) exercise on standing long jump (SLJ), countermovement jump (CMJ), and 5 m sprint acceleration performance. Ten male athletes were involved in a randomized, crossover study. The subjects performed 3 sets of 6 repetitions of EOL or TW half squat exercise followed by SLJ, CMJ, and 5 m sprint tests at 1 min, 3 min and 7 min, in separate sessions using a randomized order. Bayes factor (BF10) was reported to show the strength of the evidence. Differences were found using EOL for SLJ distance at 3 min (BF10 = 7.24, +8%), and 7 min (BF10 = 19.5, +7%), for CMJ at 3 min (BF10 = 3.25, +9%), and 7 min (BF10 = 4.12, +10.5%). Differences were found using TW exercise for SLJ at 3 min (BF10 = 3.88, +9%), and 7 min (BF10 = 12.4, +9%), CMJ at 3 min (BF10 = 7.42, +9.5%), and 7 min (BF10 = 12.4, +12%). No meaningful differences were found between EOL and TW exercises for SLJ (BF10 = 0.33), CMJ (BF10 = 0.27), and 5 m sprint (BF10 = 0.22). In conclusion, EOL and TW exercises acutely increase SLJ and CMJ, but not 5 m sprint performance. The PAP time window was found between 3 min and 7 min using both protocols. This study did not find differences between EOL and TW exercises, and so both methodologies can be used to stimulate a PAP response.

Klíčová slova:

Biology and life sciences – Psychology – Behavior – Human performance – Recreation – Sports – Physiology – Biological locomotion – Running – Jumping – Sports science – Sports and exercise medicine – Exercise – Strength training – Anatomy – Musculoskeletal system – Body limbs – Social sciences – Medicine and health sciences – Public and occupational health – Physical activity – Physical fitness – Research and analysis methods – Research assessment – Research validity


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