Postactivation Potentiation for Muay Thai Kicking Performance

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Brown, L., Doyle, G., Bruce-Low, S., Domingos, S., Anthony, K., Rowan, F. and Galbraith, A. 2023. Postactivation Potentiation for Muay Thai Kicking Performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 37 (10), pp. 2023-2037. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000004499
AuthorsBrown, L., Doyle, G., Bruce-Low, S., Domingos, S., Anthony, K., Rowan, F. and Galbraith, A.
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of postactivation potentiation (PAP) on Muay Thai kicking performance based on 3 different rest intervals. Aiming to quantify and indicate timing protocols for conditioning coaches when training athletes using PAP. 17 male (25.3 ± 3.6 years old; 179.3 ± 2.3 cm; 78.0 ± 5.2 kg), experienced Muay Thai fighters completed a standardized warm-up, including a 10-minute cycle on the Wattbike at 60 watts and 30 body mass squats for a dynamic stretch. Subjects then completed a baseline test by striking a PowerKube using the roundhouse and Teep kick techniques. PAP exercise consisted of 4 squat repetitions to maximum effort, followed by a rest period of 2, 5, or 8 minutes. Subjects then struck the PowerKube again using the roundhouse and Teep kick techniques. Rest periods were presented in a randomized order on separate days, with 72 hours between conditions. The level of significance was set at α = 0.05. Significant increases in both roundhouse (χ²(3) = 38.51, 𝘱 < 0.05) and Teep kick (χ²(3) = 26.33, 𝘱 < 0.05) striking power were observed when compared with baseline. For the roundhouse kick, significant differences and large effect sizes were present between all conditions except baseline and 2-minute rest. For the Teep kick, significant differences and large effect sizes were present between baseline and 5-minute rest and baseline and 8-minute rest. This indicates that PAP with 5- or 8-minute rest increased roundhouse and Teep kick power. This research reports that a PAP stimulus from a 4RM squat exercise, followed by a 5- or 8-minute rest period, enhances kick power in trained Muay Thai fighters. This technique provides a readily available, time-efficient method to enhance performance that can be built into the warm-up procedure of athletes before training or competition.

KeywordsMuay Thai; Thai boxing; PAP; Post activation potentiation training
JournalJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Journal citation37 (10), pp. 2023-2037
ISSN1064-8011
Year2023
PublisherWolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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Online28 Apr 2023
PrintOct 2023
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Accepted18 Jan 2023
Deposited25 May 2023
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This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. The published version of record Brown, L., Doyle, G., Bruce-Low, S., Domingos, S., Anthony, K., Rowan, F., and Galbraith, A. Postactivation Potentiation for Muay Thai Kicking Performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. In Press. April 28, 2023. is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000004499

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