Tip 178: Timing and nature of stretching method is critical to maximize the training response
Timing of stretching is critical to maximize the training response. The regulation practice of stretching workouts will accelerate maximal strength gains and hypertrophy gains. Restrictions in fascial structures make hypertrophy come about slower. If you stretch with the wrong method (static) before strength training, you increase the risk of injury, and you make the muscle temporarily weaker. P.N.F. stretching and ballistic increase strength levels for the workout. To maximize the flexibility gains, 4 to 6 hours after strength training, a combination of stretching in this order: P.N.F., ballistic, and static, will accelerate your progress in the weight room and the athletic field.