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    Stretching muscles between sets helps to increases growth?

    No studies have been specifically done on this, but been reading lots of **** on it. Any opinions?

    http://www.nlpbodybuilding.com/stret...le-growth.html

    that's just one of many things i got on google when i typed in 'stretching muscle increases growth'.

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    i feel like stretching could def allow for greater bloodflow throughout the muscles bringing more nutrients and oxygen to them and therefore helping them grow. I dno how big the benefits would be tho.
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    I've heard it helps increase flexibility which in turn helps strength. not too sure about size gains though.
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    i stretch everytime i workout, it helps
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    Originally Posted by Lift_Eat_Win View Post
    No studies have been specifically done on this, but been reading lots of **** on it. Any opinions?

    that's just one of many things i got on google when i typed in 'stretching muscle increases growth'.

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    Lets think physically for a moment. Every time you lift you aim to contract and stretch muscle fibers, but you use weights for the movement. That is important, because the fiber has no chance on preparing for the stress you are about to put onto it.
    Why is it important? Because unprepared muscle fibers tend to get damaged and repaired, which is the key factor to muscle growth.

    Stretching with no weights can only prepare the fibers for the coming stress, which leads to a conclusion that your muscle fibers will be less damaged, and in that case you will reduce your potential muscle growth.

    So, lets conclude. Stretching or warming up does not bring you big muscles, in fact it reduces your potential. But it does PREVENT muscle over-burns, injuries and etc.
    Stretching could be a good thing if you are working on increasing your stamina, strength or when you are injured, but it ain't beneficial for gaining muscle volume!
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    Originally Posted by apavli36 View Post
    Lets think physically for a moment. Every time you lift you aim to contract and stretch muscle fibers, but you use weights for the movement. That is important, because the fiber has no chance on preparing for the stress you are about to put onto it.
    Why is it important? Because unprepared muscle fibers tend to get damaged and repaired, which is the key factor to muscle growth.

    Stretching with no weights can only prepare the fibers for the coming stress, which leads to a conclusion that your muscle fibers will be less damaged, and in that case you will reduce your potential muscle growth.

    So, lets conclude. Stretching or warming up does not bring you big muscles, in fact it reduces your potential. But it does PREVENT muscle over-burns, injuries and etc.
    Stretching could be a good thing if you are working on increasing your stamina, strength or when you are injured, but it ain't beneficial for gaining muscle volume!
    Well a light warm up on a treadmill for 5 minutes is good for you to get the blood flowing to your body since that will help you increase your performance, but static stretching does also reduce your muscles' strength temporarily. I wait a couple of minutes after stretching for the muscles to respond to the stretching and gain back their overall strength. Typically this waiting time will be getting the weights ready for the first set.
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    Originally Posted by Aussie16 View Post
    Well a light warm up on a treadmill for 5 minutes is good for you to get the blood flowing to your body since that will help you increase your performance, but static stretching does also reduce your muscles' strength temporarily. I wait a couple of minutes after stretching for the muscles to respond to the stretching and gain back their overall strength. Typically this waiting time will be getting the weights ready for the first set.

    But I'm not speaking about warming up, I'm talking about stretching between sets! Warming up and stretching shortly before training is good.
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    Flexing and posing inbetween sets helps. You might look like a ***got, but I heard it helps.
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    if it does, then theres no way to prove it, so just do whatever you want these little tweaks and **** wont do anything in the long run. just lift
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    Originally Posted by apavli36 View Post
    But I'm not speaking about warming up, I'm talking about stretching between sets! Warming up and stretching shortly before training is good.
    Stretching before lifting has been proven to lower strength during lifts. Just sayin.
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    Originally Posted by apavli36 View Post
    Lets think physically for a moment. Every time you lift you aim to contract and stretch muscle fibers, but you use weights for the movement. That is important, because the fiber has no chance on preparing for the stress you are about to put onto it.
    Why is it important? Because unprepared muscle fibers tend to get damaged and repaired, which is the key factor to muscle growth.

    Stretching with no weights can only prepare the fibers for the coming stress, which leads to a conclusion that your muscle fibers will be less damaged, and in that case you will reduce your potential muscle growth.

    So, lets conclude. Stretching or warming up does not bring you big muscles, in fact it reduces your potential. But it does PREVENT muscle over-burns, injuries and etc.
    Stretching could be a good thing if you are working on increasing your stamina, strength or when you are injured, but it ain't beneficial for gaining muscle volume!
    So, lets conclude that Ronnie Coleman does stretches between sets and believes them to help him increase in size. How much you weigh again?

    Originally Posted by lastlieutenant View Post
    Stretching before lifting has been proven to lower strength during lifts. Just sayin.
    I'm not a powerlifter, just sayin.
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