Optimizing Post-activation Performance Enhancement

A special issue of Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology (ISSN 2411-5142). This special issue belongs to the section "Athletic Training and Human Performance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 68

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Institute of Sport Sciences, The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, 40-065 Katowice, Poland
Interests: training interventions; athletic performance; physical fitness; rehabilitation; sport science
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Interest among sports practitioners in the effects of post-activation performance enhancement (PAPE) and priming continues to grow due to their potential for significant improvements in athletic performance, with the potential to equate to weeks of intense training. Researchers are equally enthusiastic about conducting both basic and applied research, driven by lingering uncertainties surrounding the underlying mechanisms of these phenomena and their optimal application in real-life contexts.

Therefore, the objective of this Special Issue is to compile a collection of high-quality studies aimed at deepening our understanding of the PAPE and priming effects across various groups of athletes. These studies should focus on assessing changes in physical performance and exploring potential mechanisms, including evaluations of changes in muscle temperature, intracellular fluid content, muscle fiber pennation angle, as well as catecholamine and sex hormone concentrations following different activation protocols.

Dr. Michał Krzysztofik
Guest Editor

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  • post-activation performance enhancement (PAPE)
  • muscle fiber
  • physical performance

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