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.
Although dynamic stretching incorporated into the warm-up is beneficial, so can static stretching. Specifically for muscular imbalances.
Say for example a client runs with external rotation of the femur so that their foot hits the ground at a detrimental angle, then specifically stretching or self myofacial release of the external rotators of the femur are imperative pre-workout. Not addressing imbalances allows imbalances to become more ingrained.
If decreased power is a factor then do specific light drills immediately after releasing said muscles to reintegrate them.