Does anyone have good advice for strengthening tendons (specifically for fingers/hands and ankels, but total body would be great, too)? I get a decent amount from rock climbing, but I've seen too many people pop tendons, and tear pullies, etc., and I've had my fare share of sprains. I'm just looking for an extra edge. Any help would be appriciated.
Weight training is the best way to strengthen tendons. I've heard that higher reps will strengthen tendons more than low rep / high intensity exercises, but I don't know how much science there is to that. For hand tendons do any exercise that requires a strong grip, farmer's walk definitely comes to mind. For ankles I would assume a load bearing exercise like the back squat would help.
Negatives or eccentrics are usually prescribed for tendon strengthening/healing.
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Sweekaters, anoopbal, Nitrox - Thanks for the info