Much like an activation movement, a potentiation one can "wake-up" the neuromuscular system when performed first in a workout. These explosive exercises can thus improve workout performance when done early in a workout. In most cases they also have a certain training effect of their own, mainly on power gains. If you use both a stand-alone potentiation and activation exercise in your workout you should start with the activation movement then move on to the potentiation drill. If you only perform the potentiation stand-alone, then do it first in your workout.
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