What They Did
PubMed, MEDLINE, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus, SCOPUS, Web of Science, and Google Scholar databases were used to search for research that was published up to December 2018. The search strategies included terms such as ‘priming,’ ‘resistance priming,’ ‘morning priming,’ pre-competition training,’ ‘morning exercise,’ acute response,’ ‘short term response,’ neuromuscular performance,’ ‘resistance training,’ ‘resistance exercise,’ ‘strength training,’ ‘power training,’ and ‘post activation potentiation.’
Articles were included in the review if the study examined neuromuscular performance measures during the 1-48 h period following resistance exercise compared with control or baseline measures. The exercise intervention had to involve exercises utilising external load or maximal effort unloaded jumping.