Stretching For Muscle Growth.

Stretching For Muscle Growth.


Welcome to another JeaKen Video. Before watching the video ,don’t forget to
subscribe to our channel by clicking the subscribe button below and clicking the bell icon to
be notified whenever we publish a new video. Stretching For Muscle Growth. Stretching For Muscle Growth. When it comes to muscle building, different
exercises have different benefits. Like squats helps in building leg’s muscles
than a leg extension. Similarly, stretching has its own benefits
in muscle building. We already know that, when it comes to muscle
building, stretching is probably the last thing you’ll think about,
but it plays a crucial role in bodybuilding. Studies show that applying high pressure on
muscles in their stretched position can have to two extremely important
effects in muscle building. First is the activation of muscle fibers. They fire in larger number
which is needed for muscle growth. And the second one is stretch-position training,
which is very powerful but no human studies have confirmed it. This effect is known as ‘hyperplasia’
which means muscle fiber splitting. In this condition when high tension is applied
on muscle fiber in stretched position, a single muscle
fiber may actually split-up into two. More muscle fiber means more overall potential
growth. In order to fully understand the importance
of stretching, we need to unravel one more important thing – The Fascia. What is the fascia? Fascia is a connective tissue that encloses
every muscle fiber in our body. Fascia is responsible for holding your muscles
in their proper place in your body. Think of it as like a pillow case in which
you stuffed cotton up to the brim. Now if the case is bigger the same amount
of cotton will get more space to occupy and it
will expand accordingly. Similarly the fascia is holding back your
muscle growth. You train
them and feed them properly. They want to grow and now have
acquired the potential to grow but they have no space to grow and
expand. Your fascia is hindering your muscle growth. Fascia is tough, so it doesn’t allow muscle
to expand. The size of the
muscle group won’t change regardless how much you train and feed
them because the connective tissue encloses them won’t allow it. Now the Solution – Stretching. Stretching when done in a specific way, you
can actually stretch your fascia that provides muscles more room to
grow. The key to effective
fascial stretching is the pump. The best time to stretch to enlarge the bags
that are encapsulating in your muscles is when muscles are pumped up
full of blood. When your muscles are fully pumped they exert
pressure against fascia. By stretching those muscles at that time you’ll
greatly enhanced the pressures which can ultimately results
into fascial extension that provide muscles more space to grow. Best stretches to perform for Optimizing Muscle
Growth. 1. T-Stretch (For Chest). While standing, extend arms out to your sides
until they are parallel to the floor. Slowly, bring them back as far as you can. Hold for 5-10 second. 2. One arm-lat stretch (For Back). With one arm extended, grab onto something. Tug back until you feel a stretch in your
lats. Hold for 5-10 seconds. 3. Dead Hang (For Lats). Hang from a pull-up bar and feel a good stretch
in your lats and your whole back. 4. Doorway stretch (For Shoulders and Biceps). Position yourself in the center of a doorway. Grab onto both ends of the doorframe and while
keeping your feet in place. Let your body come forward until you feel
a stretch in your shoulders. 5. One-arm tricep stretch (For Triceps). With one of your arms bent behind your head
so your elbow is facing towards the ceiling. Pull towards the opposite arm until a stretch
is felt in the triceps. 6. One-leg back stretch (For Quads). While standing, grab one of your feet .
Bring it behind you as far as possible until you feel a deep
stretch in your quad and hold. 7. Seated leg stretch (For Hamstrings). While sitting, extend one or both legs .
While keeping your back straight, lean forward as far as you
can so you feel a stretch in your hamstrings .
Hold for a few seconds. When you stretch hard enough to make the fascia
really expand, you’ll feel it. When fascia is stretched, you’ll feel a
powerful pulling sensation and pressure as the muscles expand against
it. It is advisable not to stretch too hard that
you cause tearing of muscles or any injury. Hold stretch for about 20-30 seconds to put
necessary pressure on fascia. Also stretch hard only if your muscles are
fully pumped with blood in order to make them expand against
fascia. If your muscle are not fully pumped them perform
normal stretching. It is recommended to perform one set of hard
stretching after each set you do for a muscle group. It can have awesome effect on the size of
your muscles and their ability to grow. If you’ve liked the video give it a thumb
up, leave a comment and share with your friends. We Thank You So Much For Watching. For More Nutrition, Health And Beauty Tips,
Please Subscribe To Our Channel

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *