Some interesting information, thanks Chris Jurak for the link.
Some thoughts on this regarding strength and mobility:
- I have often considered a more mindful approach to stretching and mobility for several years. Many people who attempt stretches, get into certain positions, hold for a few seconds. This gets them nowhere and eventually they stop, losing out on the benefits and increased mobility.
- I have often seen that increasing strength through mobility tends to lead to better outcomes, whether one of my patients, a fitness client, or a martial arts practitioner, those increase strength along with their mobility tend to see less pain and discomfort in their movements, thus increasing their ability and desire to move more often.
- I personally have seen better progress in muscle length from contracting. For example, stretching my hamstrings, I contract my quads and flex my foot towards me.