Can anyone tell me (and everyone else) how do different rep ranges affect connective tissue?
Since I read that:
- low reps and heavy weights make your tendons big and strong...
high reps make your tendons big and strong (kinda weird...since this would mean the guy doing 200 push-ups/day will have stronger tendons than the guy bench-pressing 400 for reps)
high reps act as maintenance for your tendons, and get some nourishment to them (which combined with signals to get stronger from the low reps and heavy weights will get them big and strong) (i.e. which matters more, total volume or reps/set or continuous tension during a set+high reps or...?)
tendons have low blood supply and need many reps to get some nourishment (but wouldn't 10 x 3 reps work as well as 3 x 10 reps, or better, considering the higher tension?)
lock-outs and supports and other movements which allow you to use supra-maximal weights build strong tendons...ugh...
(BBB, thank you for the input about GHRP-6, but for now I'm lookign for the mechanical means of strengthening tendons, since most certainly training "style" influences your conjunctive tissue)