POST-ACTION POTENTIATION: JUST DO IT FOR POWER PERFORMANCE!

A new study has found that post-action potentiation (PAP) exercises prior to sprint/power type activity significantly increases performance (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0222466). Importantly, it didn’t matter which kinds of PAP exercise were used – both plyometrics and traditional weight exercises produced similar benefits.
Find out more about PAP and how you can utilize it to enhance your own performance in this Peak Performance article: https://www.peakendurancesport.com/endurance-training/strength-conditioning-and-flexibility/post-activation-potentiation-power-way-new-pb/

MASTERS ATHLETES: IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET STUCK IN!

A fascinating new study by British scientists has found that masters athletes who began training after the age of 50 were every bit as fit, powerful, lean and muscular as masters athletes who had trained all their lives (https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.01050). Moreover, there were no performance differences between late and early starters – good news for older newcomers to sport!
Read this Peak Performance article for evidence-based strategies that older endurance athletes can employ to maintain and even increase performance levels over time:  https://www.peakendurancesport.com/endurance-training/masters/holding-back-years-getting-older-getting-faster/