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Stretching is not beneficial to weightlifting or strength training, unless a lack of flexibility prevents you from performing an exercise. E.g. If your shoulders are so inflexible that you can't hold the bar in a back squat or catch the bar in a snatch, stretching your shoulders may help you perform those specific exercises. But there is no benefit to ...


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A favorite book of mine is: Becoming a Supple Leopard by Dr. Kelly Starrett. It is far more comprehensive than just stretching but it provides lots advice and techniques for improving mobility for the purpose of being able to perform exercizes with proper technique (helping to avoid injury). It also serves as a very good guide to proper technique and some ...


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If you just want to stretch throughout the day, that's a great idea and a great way to avoid injury, but be advised on what kind of stretching your doing before physical activity Before doing any intense work, its good to do quick stretches without long holds. When you do very long stretches, like staying in a split, or stretches where you sit down, the ...


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