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If I am interpreting your question correctly, it boils down to something like "If someone has a muscle that can be stretched further, would it have less explosive potential?" TLDR: Probably not. Even if it does, the effect is likely minimal, and the injury protection benefits you get from staying flexible are worth the slight performance decrease....


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Great question. I agree with the other answer about regularly doing activities that require a large range of motion, but would like to add some technical detail to that. The key here is loaded stretching. You specifically select exercises with resistance curves that stretch the target muscles under load in their eccentric phase. romanian deadlifts & ...


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No having active flexibility will not slow you down. It strengthens relevant muscles in the lower body (all of them). Active flexibility is like weight lifting. Your dynamic stretch is plyometrics. They're complimentary and you will get more results together than individually. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2019.01026/full Here is a study ...


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