Greetings from the combat forum,
I had a question regarding heavy lifting. I know that squats, deadlifts, and what not often make you tight in the hip flexors (and as I’ve discovered the knee joint as well)… This seems to be the case with heavy lifting in general.
What I’d like to know is if improving your flexibility and getting rid of this “stiffness” will cause my lifts to go down.
For instance lets say I’m doing big #'s in the back squat but, I have tight hip flexors from squatting heavy that are impeding my guard game and my high kicks. So I go on a flexibility plan to improve this and it includes a good amount of static stretching.
Should I expect to see my lifts decline as my flexibility increases?