Tendon and Ligament strength...

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    Tendon and Ligament strength...


    So I'm about start a WS4SB routine... heres an example...

    Monday
    Max Effort Upper Body
    Rows
    Flys
    Cuban Presses
    Pressdowns

    Wednesday
    RDL
    Split Squats
    Abs

    Friday
    Rows
    Flys
    Cuban Presses
    JM Presses

    Saturday
    Max Effort Lower Body
    RDL
    Split Squats
    Abs

    This is just an example, but I'm sure you guys get the point. The thing is I've been reading about tendon and ligament strengthening and I would really like to integrate that into my work out. From what I understand consistency is important. So, if I wanted to integrate bench press lockouts, rack pulls, should press lockouts, and quarter squats... how could I do that? I'd like to do those exercises once a week. I understand that I wouldn't be doing them for singles... but what sort of volume scheme should I use and is it possible to do something like this...

    Saturday
    Deadlift - 3 rep max
    Rack Pulls - 3 x 5 or Quarter Squats - 3 x 5
    SLDL
    Split Squats
    Abs

    Monday
    Bench Press - 3 rep max
    Bench Press Lockouts - 3 x 5 or Shoulder Press Lockouts - 3 x 5
    Rows
    Cuban Presses
    Pressdowns

    Thanks,
    BigFatPanda

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    The best way to do it imo would be to use it as assistance to your max effort lifts. Westside and its variations utilize the conjugate method, so you should be rotating your max effort lifts, and for whichever lift you do, you could use the rack work as assistance for it afterward. For example, you do max effort squats, hit up some quarter squats afterward. You do bench pressing, hit up lockouts afterward.

    Keep the reps really low, they are best with low reps, no more than 5. 5x5 would be a good rep scheme, meaning warming up with 2 progressive sets of 5, then 3 sets of 5 for work sets, or even 3 sets of 3. In the grand scheme it doesn't really matter, but imo rack work is best with low reps.
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    Tendons and ligaments will strengthen as needed with resistance training.
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