I'm Dominik from Germany, 21 years old, 6'4", 216 lbs. I play basketball and have to practice 4 times a week. Right now my week looks like this:
Tuesday: weightlifting (heavy squat/press or bench/chins or pulls) + basketball
Wednesday: Coordination Stuff
Friday: weightlifting (light squat/press or bench/ power clean)
Sunday: weightlifting (medium squat/press or bench, deadlift)
My weights are as follows:
Squat 120kg, 264 lbs
Bench 85kg, 187 lbs
Deadlift 160kg 352 lbs
Press 65kg 143 lbs
Power Clean (technique is still to master) 62,5kg 137 lbs
So the big problem is due to the large amount of hours I spend playing basketball my quads are way to strong for my hamstring, so from time to time my patella tendon inflames and I have to give it some time. So I need to put some extra hamstring work in my plan, but I don't know where and what to to for them.
I hope you can help me with this as much as Starting Strength lifted my performance on the court!
A more logical, satisfying explanation is that basketball is causing your tendinitis. Blaming a muscle imbalance -- especially when your numbers indicate no such imbalance -- is a typical "physio" thing to do.
And it may also be that he's not squatting properly. I had an athlete who participated in a quad-dominant sport (cycling) and was doing lunges, leg extensions and high-bar squats. Simply eliminating all the silly froo-froo exercises and getting him doing a low-bar squat (properly) and his knee tendinitis issues went away, because even 20-year-olds have a limit, and he had reached his.
Watched the first two reps of set 3. Your knees are travelling forward at the bottom, way too far. your knees shouldnt keep going forward beyond 1/3-1/2 of the rep down. search "knees traveling forward"