Stretching Before Training
Originally Posted by mikeydlaw
This is what I have been doing and so far so good. I've increased my warm up from 5 minutes to 10 and spending more time stretching before working out. I'm doing the FST-7 workout at the moment.
Stretching the muscle before a training them decreases strength and power.
A second factor is that tendons and ligaments are more pliable after a workout.
For those reason, it is much better to stretch at the end of your training rather than before.
Stretching between sets as a means of increasing muscle mass appears increase muscle size.
However to reiterate, doing so will decrease your strength and power.
So, you trading one for another.
I guarantee it will never work if you never try it.