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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.

#2

Keep the weights light, especially on external rotations.