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 save static stretching for the end. I have seen research that indicates athletic performance- such as jumping, sprinting, and lifting- is decreased when it follows static stretching. I prefer to take clients and classes through a dynamic warmup based on the movements we will be performing in the workout. I save static stretching for increasing flexibility towards the end when we are all super warm and it wont effect performance. It may not make as much of a difference for our average joes- but I wouldn’t risk decreasing performance in an athlete!