Author Topic: Do we have any info on stretching/foam rolling affecting the stretch reflex?  (Read 3690 times)

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MattA

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I can't static stretch before training, lifting or playing...im not bouncy at all. Good dynamic warmup and just moving around til I get a sweat broke seems to be the best for me. I only static stretch post activity.

Right, that's how I am. I only stretch my calves and hip flexors before activity. The research actually says static stretching is bad for force production. I just don't think it has any effect on the SSC.

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I can't static stretch before training, lifting or playing...im not bouncy at all. Good dynamic warmup and just moving around til I get a sweat broke seems to be the best for me. I only static stretch post activity.

Right, that's how I am. I only stretch my calves and hip flexors before activity. The research actually says static stretching is bad for force production. I just don't think it has any effect on the SSC.

it has an IMMEDIATE detrimental effect on force production

but im asking as a long term thing here. if you have some pretty tight muscles (quads and calves are usually tight), shouldnt stretching them for a month lead to a little more force production since it will put the cross bridges in more optimal positions?

theoretically yes, but how often is this actually the case?
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