Originally Posted by ryan_bresson
I just had a quick thought…
Is it possible that more benefit would be derived from stretching straight out and/or stretching straight up, rather than stretching in all directions including straight out, straight up, straight down???
I mean, are you balancing out the gains derived from stretching in 1 direction when you stretch in the opposite direction?
No, pulling one way does not reduce gains in another direction. The reason is that all of the stretches, right, left, up, down, straight out, are pulling on the ligaments in a direction away from their attachment points. It’s actually more beneficial to do stretches in all directions than only in one.
LOT doesn’t mean much. There are several threads here about it, a couple where it has been tested extensively. Don’t worry about your LOT measurement, just keep up your routine. Many guys gain without ever knowing what their LOT number is.