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 never stretched before weight training but I now recommend to MELT. MELT is connective tissue self-treatment, and through a process of assess, MELT and re-assess, people become aware of imbalances and learn to address them before ‘hitting the weights’. The rationale is that weight training on improved alignment is likely to improve the motor patterns thus reducing the risk of ‘improving the compensations’.