One of the biggest takeaways for strength and conditioning coaches from this literature review is that there is a huge variance in responses between individuals using PAP. Therefore, prescribing blanket PAP methods for all athletes will not optimise results across the board. It is crucial for the strength coach to measure individual responses to different protocols and see how the athlete responds. The strength coach should experiment with different rest times between the CA and speed/COD task, different exercises (e.g. bilateral, unilateral, knee-dominant, hip-dominant, etc), and different intensities (60-95% 1RM). It is only after experimenting with this that the strength coach will know what works best for each individual.
Furthermore, while it appears that the optimal rest period (on average) between the CA and subsequent performance is around 6-7 minutes, in a practical setting, time constraints will likely not allow for you to wait this long between activities. One way to at least ensure a couple of minutes between the CA and subsequent task is to place a low-level “filler” exercise between the two. For example: heavy back squat > hip mobility drill for 2 min > depth jump. While this likely won’t maximise the PAP effect, it will at least allow for better results than moving straight from one to the other, when acute fatigue may impair performance.
Finally, PAP work doesn’t have to be confined to the gym. On field, doing alternate leg bounds as part of your warm-up before maximal sprinting may help enhance subsequent sprint performance. For example, the strength and conditioning coach might get the athletes warm, then do some bounds followed by dynamic stretches (to allow for time between CA and sprinting),
and then proceed to maximal sprints.