A 10-week stretching program increases strength in the contralateral muscle.

@article{Nelson2012A1S,
  title={A 10-week stretching program increases strength in the contralateral muscle.},
  author={Arnold G. Nelson and Joke Kokkonen and J Brandon Winchester and Walter Kalani and Karen Peterson and Michael S Kenly and David Alan Arnall},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={832-6}
}
It was questioned whether a unilateral stretching program would induce a crosstraining effect in the contralateral muscle. To test this, 13 untrained individuals participated in a 10-week stretching program while 12 other untrained individuals served as a control group. For the experimental group, the right calf muscle was stretched 4 times for 30 seconds, with a 30-second rest between stretches, 3 d·wk(-1) for 10 weeks. Strength, determined via 1 repetition maximum (1RM) unilateral standing… CONTINUE READING
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