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Dumb Stretching Question

i heard streching was mad good for you . but what does it actually do if you do it between sets.

it weakens you.

wait till you’re done.

then it’s ‘mad good’ for you.

[quote]sasquatch wrote:
it weakens you.

wait till you’re done.

then it’s ‘mad good’ for you.[/quote]

hahahahahaha mad good

It depends on the type of stretching you’re doing. Static stretching (such as touching your toes for 10 seconds) can weaken the muscles if done before a workout due to the fact it takes more effort by the central nervous system to activate them. You can of course use this to your advantage during a workout. You can stretch your hip flexors before a hip dominant movement, like stiff leg deadlifts, to help activate your glutes. Other than that scenario, hold off on static stretching until after a workout. Before a workout, work on dynamic stretching. The DVD sold on this site, Magnificant Mobility, goes through this type of stretching in great detail.

I mainly train for strength and I find when I do bicep curls (I only do bi’s once a week) that stretching them out helps between sets. But I never stretch for any other movements.