Interestingly, static stretching deadens the muscle from a neural perspective – diminishing the stretch reflex and reducing peak strength and power. On the other hand, "active flexibility" facilitates muscle contraction and wakens the neural system.
I find it incredible to see some lifters stretch before competition. Preferred approaches could include the nose-to-wall squat where circles are drawn with the nose mobilizing the hips, for example.
The principle is to have the joints in motion and the elongated muscles under neural drive (i.e. not passively stretched). Stiff-legged sled dragging is another very justifiable and effective active flexibility exercise that tunes both active muscle and enhances passive tissues. By this, I mean utilize passive tissue tensions enhanced with appropriate magnitude and timing of stiffening muscle contractions.
I find a general misunderstanding of the passive tissues in the North American culture; they should be tuned and enhanced for performance – not stretched away as if they're the boogeyman! - McGill
13....this is her last week of cross country for the year...my sister works till awhile after she's done with practice, and my bro in law works third shift....so he wants sleep then she can ride the bus next week.
slept in....then ran to home depot...made some platforms so i can do rack pulls.....picked up my niece from school, and we played mario kart i'm trying to get my buddy to start a keto diet...but he's being kind of a vagina.