In recent years there has been a reinvigorated and growing interest in the investigation and use of potentiation complexes in strength and conditioning. In this episode we chat with Dr. Hugh Lamont to discuss the possible upsides and downsides of potentiation (or depression), mechanisms of postactivation potentiation (PAP) and strategies to consider when using potentiation complexes. This is a must listen for practitioners interested in or already using potentiation strategies!
Our guest for this episode is Dr. Hugh Lamont. He also happens to be one of our favorite people on the planet! You can follow Dr. Hugh Lamont on Researchgate.
Dr Hugh Lamont is an Associate Professor within the Department of Kinesiology at Coastal Carolina University where he teaches classes in Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Physiology and Functional Anatomy. He received his Phd In Exercise Physiology from the University of Oklahoma under Dr. Mike Bemben in 2006 before taking an Assistant Professor position at Ole Miss. After 4 years he took a position at ETSU working within their Sport Physiology and Performance Doctoral and MS program. He current works with undergraduates on research projects looking at PAP as well as kinetic and kinematic characteristics of striking.
- Understanding Vertical Jump Potentiation: A Deterministic Model
- The Back Squat and the Power Clean: Elicitation of Different Degrees of Potentiation
- Can Different Complex Training Improve the Individual Phenomenon of Post-Activation Potentiation? (open access!)
- Effects of a 6-Week Periodized Squat Training Program With or Without Whole-Body Vibration on Jump Height and Power Output Following Acute Vibration Exposure
- Factors Modulating Post-Activation Potentiation of Jump, Sprint, Throw, and Upper-Body Ballistic Performances: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis
- Post-activation Potentiation Versus Post-activation Performance Enhancement in Humans: Historical Perspective, Underlying Mechanisms, and Current Issues – This review of the literature is excellent, quite thorough, and it is open access!