Wave loading is a form of resistance training where the intensity (percentage of your 1-rep maximum) and repetitions of an exercise are adjusted each set in ascending or descending order then repeated for a desired number of waves.
Wave loading is a great way to get in quality reps at higher intensity while taking advantage of post-activation potentiation. Post-activation potentiation is the enhancement of muscular contractions due to the contractile history of the muscles and central nervous system. This means that heavy loading of the highest sets leads to increased central nervous system activation, which results in higher power output during the ensuing sets.
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