Doing chest and shoulder workouts are grueling. Having to stretch every exercise.
You should probably be doing that anyway. I stretch between every set, especially when I’m doing benchpress, deads, or squats. Ripping a pec, hurting my back, or straining a hamstring are fears of mine. Better safe than sorry. I’ve heard too many stories of people having lifelong issues that are the result of improper stretching or warmups.
Perhaps we should have a chat about stretching, lol.
Static stretching, especially during or pre-training, is IMO a bad idea, as it tends to reduce power production and possibly strength.
Whilst I totally appreciate the value of a good warmup, stretching does not form part of a cogniscent warmup routine IMO.
Basically, a few dynamic (not ballistic) exercises to improve synovial joint function and prime the CNS are what are needed.
If you need to stretch during training on a regular basis, then it is my opinion that you have left your stretching/flexibility issues until too late. That shit should be taken care of at other times.
Wonderful post Bushy. Count not have said it better myself. I agree with everything 100%