Another very good benefit of LST is that when a plant gets shooting upwards too quickly, you can tie the branches over to open up the center of the plant. This not only creates many more bud sites, but it also allows more light into the center of the plant which would otherwise be buried by the increasingly dense canopy that is developing.
One thing to remember about training, regardless of it being low stress or high stress training, when it is done during the veg period to healthy plants, the stress doesn't affect them so long as they get the chance to recover before being put into flowering. I have had plants that were so hearty that I honestly believe that we could have taken a lawn mower to them(while in veg) without killing them or causing them to herm.
My favorite thing to do with plants that are connected to a watering system is to put a screen of "hog fence" over them and let them veg beneath that screen while I continue to push the branches under the screen as it tries to grow up through. This is known as the "Scrog method", and it is too easy to do. And it gives amazing results. The constant bending the branches beneath the screen causes the branches to produce more side branching that fills the whole underside of the screen which is a light gauge steel wire mesh that has either 2"x4" squares or 4"x4" squares. Once the screen is mostly filled below, I flip the lights to 12/12 and allow the newly growing buds to grow up through the screen rather than tucking those. Instead of a sea of green, I get a forest of buds With little or no tying needed as the stems below the screen are plenty strong while the buds are supported by the screen