Does anyone here do any training to explicitly strengthen their tendons and ligaments?
Mostly I'm thinking of things like supramaximal static holds (overhead supports, Anderson squats, above-the-knee rack pulls) and/or heavy dynamic stability work (heavy strapped farmers walks, chain/solid yoke walks, overhead walks). Although, I'm open to other options.
There's a certain part of me that thinks if you regularly stress your body in ways that crush it and tear it apart, that you'll ultimately benefit from the adaptations... provided you don't actually tear yourself apart. I still remember the first time I did a pin squat with a weight over twice my max and it felt like every joint in my body was going to rip apart.
Just wondering if anyone's done any training like that, for that purpose. And if so, how you programmed it and what you learned from it... and if you're still doing it.
And maybe training like that isn't worth it, given that your connective tissue already adapts to whatever progressive overload you're already using, and that it possibly cuts very deep into recovery time.