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Stretching Questions

Does anyone know if stretching the muscles along with the skin covering them actually stretch the skin too? I’m wondering if this would cause looseness in the skin instead of a tighter look. Can you stretch too much? Is there any drawback or negative to stretching alot?

I don’t think it will cause looseness in your skin as it’s only stretching in conjunction with your limbs. If you stretched and then pulled your skin some more, then you would probably create looseness as you’re stretching skin irrelative of the limb.

If you get too flexible you can predispose yourself to joint injuries due to increased laxness such as dislocations. Very few people have to worry about this though.