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Correct Rotator Cuff Work Volume?

I’ve read both of the following:

  1. Perform rotator cuff exercises at the same intensity you perform the rest of your workout. So if I do some 5x5, I’ll use this rep scheme for the rotator cuff work as well.

  2. Perform rotator cuff exercises at a relatively low intensity. I suppose that would mean something in the order of 3x(8-12) reps.

Which of the above should I pick to supplement/avoid injuries for a modified westside PLing program template? Is there a better overall choice? Or does it really not matter much?

Thanks in advance for your help people.

I’d recommend starting out with lower intensity and see where it takes you.


Keep the weights light, especially on external rotations.