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"Microtrauma can occur when the patellar tendon is subjected to extreme forces such as rapid acceleration -deceleration, jumping, and landing." - North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy : NAJSPT

Does this mean that overspeed eccentrics such as when doing plyometrics and when using bands or simply lowering weights fast are a good way to strengthen the joints and prevent injury?

For example curling a barbell up as fast as possible then letting it drop down fast is supposed to strengthen the elbow, right or does it only work for the knee?

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No. The study you are referring to was describing those microtrauma as the cause of tendinopathy, not as a means of strengthening tendons.

Overspeed eccentric exertion is likely to cause injury, not prevent it.

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