THE ACUTE TIME COURSE OF CONCURRENT ACTIVATION POTENTIATION

  • L. Garceau
  • E. Petushek
  • M. Fauth
  • W. Ebben
Keywords: strength, power, latency, Biodex, motor overflow

Abstract

This study evaluated the acute time course of the ergogenic effect of concurrent activation potentiation (CAP). Forty-two men and women, including CAP non-responders and responders, performed a 5 second isometric knee extension on a dynamometer with the use of remote voluntary contractions (RVC). Mean torque was assessed in seven 500 millisecond (ms) time periods. A two-way repeated measures ANOVA revealed significant main effects for time period (p ≤ 0.001), but no significant interaction between time period and CAP non-responders and responders (p > 0.05). The ergogenic effects of CAP are accrued during the first 1000ms. Concurrent activation potentiation responders produce greater initial force than the CAP non-responders, without a concomitant acceleration in force decay throughout the time course.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities