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Comment by terry sperling on December 5, 2014 at 5:29pm

When I think about how strong and fast I used to be, I'd settle for 1/3 of that now.

Comment by Shane on November 29, 2014 at 10:46am
Probably because the treatment is dead simple. And if that doesn't work they'll go in and replace them with Kevlar strings.
Comment by Rusty Rogers on November 29, 2014 at 10:37am

Yea, that's why I asked. I've asked several professionals, but it seems there is not much in literature about sinews. Strange since most injuries (what, 90%?) are sinews, not muscles.

Comment by Shane on November 29, 2014 at 10:32am
My autocorrect is pretty stupid today.
Comment by Shane on November 29, 2014 at 10:31am
Good questions I don't have answers to. I've Teiresias searching them out in the past because I have some issues with over stretched ligaments, but I haven't foun much.
Comment by Rusty Rogers on November 29, 2014 at 10:19am

Bingo. I know that they strengthen, but how? I get how muscles grow. But what do sinews DO to strengthen and how? Without vascularity, do they get thicker? How? Do the cells actually enlarge without an increase of cells? Etc.

Comment by Shane on November 29, 2014 at 9:43am
They'll strengthen like muscle. Though it's possible for muscle growth to outstrip ligament strength. Especially if you decide to juice. The enteral advice since way back in the prehistory of physical culture has been to spend about six months doin body weight work before picking up iron to ensure the tendons and ligaments are strong enough to handle the stress.

One thing to keep in mind is ligaments are plastic, rather than elastic. That is, once they become over stretched, they won't regain their original shape. Like an over stretched spring. So don't stretch while under load.

If you want to specifically target your ligaments and tendons you need to go super light and push your rep range into the hundreds. They have very low blood flow and that rep range will increase vascular growth. Of course too much of that work is hard on the joints. So watch how your body feels.
Comment by Rusty Rogers on November 29, 2014 at 9:19am

Question: what actually physiological happens to ligaments and tendons during weight training,  and how?  Obviously,  muscle growth is only part of the picture. 

Comment by Michael J. K. on October 24, 2014 at 12:14am

I AM going to get on the bike Friday and ride 20 or more miles

Comment by Nathan Kemp on October 11, 2014 at 10:50pm
Bravo.
 

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