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    Do you stretch before bench pressing?

    Just curious how many do this. I always do this, however I am questioning whether I should anymore. I used to stretch all the time when I started now it feels like even if I stretch it doesn;t make a difference.
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    Originally Posted by ddldave View Post
    Just curious how many do this. I always do this, however I am questioning whether I should anymore. I used to stretch all the time when I started now it feels like even if I stretch it doesn;t make a difference.
    my stretch is in the form of very low weight warm-up set.
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    Originally Posted by AlexSosnovsky View Post
    my stretch is in the form of very low weight warm-up set.
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    I don't stretch, although I do make sure to warm up my shoulders properly before doing any upper body day, as well as doing warm up sets of the first lift I'm doing.
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    Originally Posted by brotatorcuff View Post
    This. And fuark mirin avi Alex brah
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    stretching before lifting makes your lifts weaker. If you stretch do it after
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    Static stretching can lead to inelasticity of the muscle - hence the loss of perceived strength.

    Stick to lower weight warm up sets as suggested above
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    cuffs n thats it
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    I warm up my shoulder cuffs and then do sets with empty bar and then loading +20kg and do 5 reps, until I reach my work set weight.
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    yes static stretch makes decreases lifting strength but the trainees who were studied in the experiment underwent detailed drills of static stretching 0f 30 mins with each set lasting 30+ second
    i sincerely doubt you'll be stretching that much
    even lyle MCD recommends a little stretching before workout but its totally your choice

    but as said above make sure to warm up properly
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    id just go for a couple of warm up LIGHT sets
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