Stretch 4 Strength
Besides increasing flexibility and acquiring its associated benefits, stretching can have benefits beyond what many casual exercisers are aware of. Stretching for muscle growth is one of the weight training secrets that top bodybuilders use to maximize their muscle size. Stretching can help you build bigger muscles that are stronger and better shaped.
When you finish a set of a push ups or weight lifting exercise, your muscles will be filled with blood. That blood is what transports nutrients to those muscles to provide them the ingredients for growth. Stretching in between exercises allows you to increase the blood flow to your muscles. The key is to stretch the muscles you are training, between sets.
Another very important thing that mid-exercise stretching does is stretch the fascia around the muscle, making it easier for that muscle to grow larger. The important thing to remember is that you want to start with an easy stretch, and then progress slowly, a little harder with each set. The SI Band allows you to simply adjust your progress according to your individual needs without compromising safety. Remember, however, do not push so hard that you overstretch and injure yourself. You have to use some common sense. You want to get ripped, but be careful not to tear any muscles. If you incorporate stretching for muscle growth into your workouts between sets, you will experience new and noticeable growth. And with muscle growth comes muscle strength.