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.
To shed some light on the topic with a recently published systematic review of the literature on pre-exercise stretching (the top of the pyramid in terms of hierarchy of scientific literature).
Conclusions: The detrimental effects of static stretch are mainly limited to longer durations (ÔëÑ 60 s), which may not be typically used during preexercise routines in clinical, healthy, or athletic populations. Shorter durations of stretch (