Manual Stretching - Straight Down OR All Directions??
Which method of Manual Stretches gave you the most gains? Straight down-focused stretching, or all direction stretching (cranks, Left, Right, Straight Up, Straight Down, Straight out)?
I’ve seen a good number of people suggest a more straight down focused stretching routine - said it targeted their suspensory ligament better than the all direction methods. However, I’ve seen people gain great results with all direction stretches.
What worked best for you?
I plan to start a manual stretching only routine in less than half a year (injury layover). Should be a pretty interesting experience to record, since not many people (bennett8 and a few others aside) have made progress reports using manual stretching ONLY (no jelqs, nothing but manual stretching).
I’m a less is more guy, so will only be holding each stretch about 15 ‘mississippi seconds’…MAYBE 30 seconds once I get conditioned. Giving it six months to work before I incorporate pumping.