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Fascial Stretching


#1

so, did any ever try this??? ive read that its supposed to help you gain muscle?? any thoughts??


#2

yup, it helps


#3

What he said.


#4

It's one of the most important parts of my workout.


#5

I think it's hugely important to complete development, and not only stretching the muscle fascia, but overloading the muscles in a stretched position with weights.


#6

what do u guys do? stretch the muscle when its pumped?? ie. bottom part of chest fly??


#7

This is a masterclass in vagueness


#8

google DC stretching


#9

Generally.


#10

stretch with massive pump at the end. DC style and it will hurt like hell but its great.


#11

how do you guys feel about lifting weights??? did any ever try this??? ive read that its supposed to help you gain muscle?? any thoughts??


#12

Lolz no I tried that one time, I got all veiny and red it was Icky so I quit.


#13

That's what she said


#14

I've started using DC stretches after every bodypart. No idea if it'll help me much but it's a case of 60-90 seconds out per muscle group, per week. I think I can make that sacrifice for potential gains.. even if it is a painful stretch.. also feels it helps recovery/flexiblity somewhat too..


#15

I like the FST-7 method of fascial stretching. I've never really followed a program, but I've been doing a set of FST-7 for each body part at the end of every workout for a few weeks now and I definitely notice a difference.

Basically you do your normal heavy workout, then at the end you pick one exercise (not a compound movement) and preform 7 sets of 10-12 with 30-45 seconds of rest in between. You'll be shocked how light weight you have to use to get through all 7 sets, and the pump is insane. You're also supposed to sip water in between the sets to maximize the fluid pumped into the muscle.


#16

How do you go about this?


#17

I do it as part of FST-7. I basically flex whatever muscle group I just worked as hard as possible for a 15 count and stretch it for another 15 between every set.


#18

FST-7 OWNS ALL


#19

PLEASE make sure you do not directly answer SteelyD's question. He does not know of fascial stretching
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#20

Well, I have tried facial stretching. Great for grip strength but did nothing for my biceps.