"This brings me to the duality of scientific research. We as “thinking” bodybuilders rely on research to mold our beliefs, support our stance on controversial issues, and ultimately, dictate our protocols. Science indeed is infinitely more reliable than random opinions of buff dudes with hyooge byceptz & rippt abz. But unfortunately, even science is puppeteered by money and politics. For example, whoever pays for the study is gonna get the results they want. That’s brutal but true. The best we can do in any given debate is see whether controlled research over time is able to produce counter-results from the opposition (which hasn’t yet occurred in the case of the anti-milk camp, HAH!), or whether relatively non-vested replication and further validation ensues. It goes without saying that all research must be scrutinized for strengths and weaknesses."
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Why do you spend so much time stretching, are you trying to improve flexibility? Other than flexibility, and maybe if you're experiencing DOMS, stretching doesn't really serve any purpose, it could likely be detrimental and cause a tear, and at the very least consume precious energy that could be sparred for your lifts. Nobody cares about your credentials, quit bragging already haha