I have a few questions. I have had what was 'possibly' shoulder tendonitis of the suprasinatus before, and so I am paranoid of running into problems again. I am running on the broad assumption that activities which use the shoulder make it stronger provided there is enough time for recovery. But I also assume that if there isn't enough time for recovery, they may make it more susceptible to injury. All of the re-hab/pre-hab information I can find on the internet, including that which I got from my physio, emphasise higher reps with low weights. e.g. front/lat raise, lying external rotations with pink dumbbells, and other exercises and stretches using pulley systems. Question: 1. Does increasing your raw shoulder strength in movements such as push press, military press, standing/seated overhead and DB press have a place in reducing the chances a shoulder will be re-injured? Or is the stress/recovery time, whilst presenting a low risk, nevertheless increasing your risk, rather than decreasing it? Is increasing raw shoulder strength, something which presents a shorter term risk (ie, period of time in which your shoulder must repair) but long-term benefits for girdle stability, and less chance of acquiring some tendonitis, acl, or other joint problems?