I can simply read up on rate coding and other neurological factors if I want to sound "smart".
Or even just tell them that they must train their subscapularis and the rest of their rotator cuff and their lower traps in order to prevent shoulder pain. Or that EMG studies have proven the pull-down to work almost no muscle compared to the chin-up.
No, I just seem to be a little more "fragile" than other guys who lift (as I said, I stopped benching when I got to a 154 lb 1RM because my shoulders hurt like shit...oh, and it took me a few month to get there (I was 17 though and had no idea how to train))...
An answer such as "for someone who eats well (i.e. diet not highly pro-inflammatory and takes supplemental vitamin C) there's no need to worry" would've been a little more to the point. (not pointing at you, Count)
But what the fuck, at least point me to some good reading material on the subject.
Since I know one can do dedicated conj. tissue work (from a quote by mr. Mel Siff saying he'll spend twice as much time developing the c.t. with a trainer who's on roids than with a natural one).
Yeah, I care about having strong tendons. I don't want to have a bicep or shoulder (anything in it) tear, because a) I'll take a wild guess most doctors couldn't care less about my wish of continuing to lift after a surgery (as such they'll do a lousy job)
b) I'd have to pay an arm and a leg to get them to actually care and do a really good job (I'm not talking about the official price here)
(as a note, I'll start being a PT in about two months, after getting the ISSA cert... right now I'm busy with finalizing my degree in civil engineering)