It seems pretty well established (here at least, if not in the outside world) that lifting does not make you muscle-bound. But I’m wondering if lifting can actually increase flexibility.
Oddly, after a lack of regular static stretching for years, I decided to give it a go to see how I’d do compared to the last time I tried, several months ago (stiff as hell). This time I was utterly amazed. Not only was I more flexible than everyone else at the gym, but I was on par (and in many instances better) than my best as a kid. And I was a pretty flexible kid. The only real difference in that timespan was that I joined a powerlifting club, and started doing moderate-light amounts of foam rolling and mobility and lots of heavy compound lifts 4 times a week.
What I’m curious to know is if such a drastic change in my flexibility can be attributed to weight training. Thanks in advance!