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.
I am with Susan on this. A good warm up is all I’ve needed before strength training. I do some light stretching before athletic events that require heavy use of flexibility (like grappling, sparring, rock climbing, and contact sports) but, this is just a personal preference. I always feel a little weaker if I stretch too much before exerting myself.