fascia stretching does it work? also how would you stretch this stuff
- 03-01-2011, 01:45 AM
when it is short, it is more responsive, but stretch it out and it becomes slack, and the responsivness, or potential energy is decreased.
one of my mentors, a dr in exs physiology, ask the question, "an elite athlete stretches pre & post exercise, and is strong, and fast, but, if he didn't stretch, would he be possibly stronger or faster?"
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- 03-01-2011, 07:33 AM
Power is lost, in part, by "de-sensitizing" the muscle spindle. When the spindle is stretched (especially rapidly) it increases innervation to the muscle. When, due to static stretching, it is pre-stretched, it becomes less sensitive.
The most important variable, however, is how LONG before training do you stretch, and what type of training are you doing.
In a typical hypertrophy phase (8-12 reps) stretching immediately before a set really should have little effect. In fact, if you read the post I made, you'll see it may actually benefit hypertrophy by increasing TUT.
Stretching the hamstrings passively for 30 seconds immediately prior to a clean and jerk, or 100m sprint, however, will reduce power output and could mean the difference between 2 kilos of .12 seconds.
In addition, there isn't much research to support acute static stretching preventing injury; only chronic static stretching.
Personally, I perform best after a series of dynamic stretches and mobility drills whether I'm sprinting or lifting.
- 03-01-2011, 02:22 PM
Olympus labs super pct, don't cycle without it. It's the best IMO. Get some an you'll be glad you did Olympus labs rep
03-03-2011, 10:04 PM
03-06-2011, 07:48 PM
03-06-2011, 08:15 PM
be careful with the ac joint im just getting over that injury the past few months if you dont take it seriously you could be out for a while. if you youtube "shoulder dislocations" you'll find a very good exercise to help with it. i think it was dante from the dc training style who popularized this one but it really does work to relieve pain quickly
03-07-2011, 05:26 PM
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