Thread: Is This Bs???
10-27-2002, 07:14 PM #1
Is This Bs???
Stretching In The Middle Of Workout. Not a good idea. DO NOT stretch between the sets or right after work out. Your muscles are build in a way that they extend in a certain pattern during the workout. Stretching during the time when muscles are extended and tight after the set is damaging to the muscle tissues. Have you ever seen a professional athlete stretching between exercises. Doubtful. You will almost always see athletes jumping and moving their arms to keep the muscles warm if the next exercise is not right after the previous one, but you can never see them stretch during the training or between the sets. Do a lot of stretching before the workout, not in the middle or after. You can stretch after workout, but you have to let time pass a little. About 2 hours is enough. So you want to stretch, perfect, excellent, great - Stretch BEFORE or about 2 hours and more after work out.
10-27-2002, 08:10 PM #2Member
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In my opinion this is BS. I've seen a post where the guy uses the weights he had just been lifting to streach out his muscles. Result: He is very flexible and hasn't had any lifting injuries, vs his workout bro's who have gotten injuries. I think the guy here has seen an unproven theory and has run with it. Also, I've read that streching releases IGF-1, which you want to have in your muscles immediately after lifting. Thats when you get the greatest anabolic effect.
10-27-2002, 09:46 PM #3
IMO there’s no need to stretch in middle of workouts, the only time I stretch is after my workout for about 10 minute very lightly.
To warm-up I use light weights for the targeted muscles or a general warm-up until I sweat. IMO if u do any type of flexibility exercises (stretching) to warm-up, it’s the easiest way to cause microtrauma or (worse) macrotrauma
10-28-2002, 10:51 AM #4
i've heard stretching between workouts is good...it actually is supposed to help stimulate muscle recovery and growth....
10-28-2002, 11:07 AM #5
I always stretch between sets.
10-28-2002, 11:54 AM #6
Extreme stretching all the way......makes a huge difference in my chest especially.....it is ALOT fuller now than before I was doing this. The most opportune time to stretch IMO is right after you are done working a muscle group when it is full of blood.
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09-04-2009, 11:34 AM #8
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09-04-2009, 12:57 PM #9
I do some stretching between sets, but not usually...What I have started doing, though, is doing some stretching of the muscles that I'm not actually working out at that time, just as something productive to do between sets. For example, between sets of bench, I might stretch my hams (You have to do a full body warm-up, though, ...don't stretch cold) It looks weird so see someone get off the bench and stretch legs, but I don't really care....
09-04-2009, 01:01 PM #10
I have stretched between sets and it really works good for me.
09-04-2009, 01:34 PM #11
between every set i stretch lightly for 5-7 seconds, works imo.
09-04-2009, 01:42 PM #12
09-04-2009, 01:51 PM #13
a few years ago most workout magazines were saying that stretching between sets temporarily reduces strength. they didnt specify for how long that lasted, probably 30 sec.
all these articles mentioned a certain type of stretching to do before a workout that prevented this from happening as opposed to stretching and holding.
09-04-2009, 01:56 PM #14
ya i always stretch between sets, ive always heard its good for the fascia so your muscle have more room the grow. correct me if im wrong
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