Quick Side Note:
Do you know the #1 reason people don’t achieve their dream body?
Think about it.
Ever been on track with everything then all of a sudden a small injury sets you back?
It then takes 3-4 weeks to recover and you have to start all over again. It plain sucks…
See your body will always look for the most economical way to do things…
As such, it has learned to use the stretch reflex whenever a muscle has to produce force from an elongated state.
This is good, and we need that protective mechanism.
However, it also makes the muscles more prone to injuries because, over time, the nervous system becomes less efficient at producing actual contractile force in a stretched position…
So if you are working out and a muscle is suddenly and forcefully stretched, but your muscle is weak in the stretched position, the reflex alone will not hold you up and this increases the risk of tearing that muscle.
Anabolic stretching reprograms your nervous system to become efficient at contracting a muscle when it is elongated bulletproofing it from injury.
Furthermore, anabolic stretching increases tendon thickness.
Thicker tendons will not only make you less prone to serious injuries but will also make you stronger and more explosive.
How to do it:
Perform an anabolic stretch on a rest/off day or at the very end of a workout after you’ve rested for at least 5 minutes.
Stretching Duration Length Minimum: 90s or until failure
Optimal: 3 minutes in 1 set
Rest Time Between Sets: as little as possible
This is just a snippet of what’s inside the Anabolic Stretching program.