Quote Originally Posted by PirateNinja5000
That would be the inverse stretch reflex, also known as the "inverse myotatic reflex" and it's no theory. :p

But kick ass article. Good find. I couldn't turn up much more on it other than this usenet post...
In ten years, the NEJM will be saying that the inverse stretch reflex(thanks for the correction :)) is all nonsense and that you should be smoking a cigarette a day and injecting gasoline once a month for optimum flexibility. It's all theory, as far as I'm concerned, otherwise why all the practicing? :happy9: