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Should stretching be done before and after bodybuilding?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions because stretching is seen as essential before exercise, as it can help prevent injury and improve performance. But to what extent is this true? Studies have been proving that it is not quite as it is thought, there are several activities that are hampered by the execution of the stretches before exercise and the bodybuilding is one of them.

People do stretches before training because they think they will help in the quality of training and consequently in hypertrophy. It turns out that, prior to the weight sessions it is not advisable.

Stretching causes a stress in the spindle muscle, with the execution of exercises this stress increases and the spindle may be working at unsafe stretching levels. In addition to not helping to prevent injuries, stretching will also compromise maximum strength and power performance. Strength reduces, there is less overload in muscles, and less stimulation for muscle growth.

In conclusion, static stretching has many benefits but not when associated with strength training, either before or after it. The best way to reduce the risk of injury  is by performing proper warm-up to prepare the joints and muscles for the load to which they will be exposed. It will be more effective a good muscular activation than a stretching session.

It is clear that flexibility training is fundamental for improving the range of movements and also for improving the quality of life, it just has to be done at the right time.

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