A long time ago there was a study that “showed” that stretching decreases strength output, but here’s the thing with that study…
It was blown WAY out of proportion.
The impact stretching had on strength output was VERY insignificant.
I’m talking very, very small percentages if that.
Also, the effects were negated when the static stretching was followed up with dynamic stretching,
This study clearly didn’t take into account how stretching muscles that are excessively tight affects your performance.
Because, if you’re stretching the right muscles,
It actually increases power output.
Think of your muscles like a rubber band…
The farther you can pull them back, the more powerful they’ll be when you let go.
In order to fully benefit from all of that hard work,
You can’t have your movement restricted.