I recently read that after stretching, there is less contact between the muscles actin and myosin heads, which temporarily reduces the muscles strength. I am wondering if this is true throughout the muscle’s entire ROM and how long does it take for the muscle to regain it’s original strength? Would stretching negatively impact a weight lifting regimen? Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
There is alot of new information coming out about the benefits? of stretching
Actually I just read that static stretching prior to exercise will actually turn on the defense mechanism of the muscle and it will tend to go into protection mode. which will impact the performance of that muscle group
There are plenty of articles pertaining to stretching in the IDEA Library/Article
Personally I don’t “stretch” I “warm up”