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static stretching

I read this sentence in the Dirty Tricks article… “Hopefully we’re all well aware that static stretching isn’t recommended before any explosive activity.” Did I miss something? I have been ‘static’ stretching ed preworkout for the past 6-7 years, especially on a leg day. WTF? Input please!!!

From Don Alessi’s ‘Stretch Mark Mass’ article:
‘Stretching, especially static stretching, prior to weight training has been proven to weaken
the trainee.’

However:
‘Intense stretching after the last rep uses body heat, blood flow, and pressure to help expand the restrictive muscle sheaths. Greater blood flow also allows for quicker lactate removal and increased work capacity.’