Post-activation potentiation (PAP) can improve sprint performance and is commonly used in practice and research. Although resisted sprinting at heavier loads can improve acute unresisted sprint performance, load and rest intervals must be individual to the athlete. Coaches must understand not only how to implement PAP but also its limitations.
This article is the second part of a mini-series on resisted sled sprint (RSS) training. The article provides the basis for you to construct resisted sprint sessions based on the requirements of your athlete.
Resisted sled sprint (RSS) training is an effective method to improve linear sprint performance – but how do we load the sled?