The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
Latest Article

The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
More Recent Articles
Contrast Training for Size
By: Lee Boyce
An Interview with Marianne Kane of Girls Gone Strong
By: Jordan Syatt
What Supplements Should I be Taking? By: Jay Wainwright
Bench Like a Girl By: Julia Ladewski
Some Thoughts on Building a Big Pull By: Christopher Mason

Facebook Join Facebook Group       Twitter Follow on Twitter       rss Subscribe via RSS
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Shock Therapist Shocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    In the Shockmaster Posts: 540569325
    Posts
    1,435

    Poundage Increase at the expense of Technique

    what is more important?
    good technique first or high poundage?

    Often the good technique will come secondary and when I get the technique right for the weight I will move up.

    Is this OK or is it better to just the technique right and move up in weight more slowly?

  2.    Support Wannabebig and use AtLarge Nutrition Supplements!


  3. #2
    Moderator Adam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    5,720
    Technique
    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

    "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly" Robert F. Kennedy

    "A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he gives up"

    "However beautiful the strategy you should occasionally look at the results" John Berardi

    Powerlifting Westside Style

  4. #3
    Milk Fan Sebi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Nyíregyháza, Hungary
    Posts
    1,093
    detto

  5. #4
    Shock Therapist Shocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    In the Shockmaster Posts: 540569325
    Posts
    1,435
    I think that this is true to an extent however, sometimes any increase in weight will make my tek a bit dodgy.

    It is my opinion that unless you are talking deadlifts, then slight abberations in technique are a worthwhile expense for a bit of an increase.

    I feel that a slight loss of technique makes up for itself reasonably quickly ... (or not ?)

  6. #5
    Super Mastah Mod rookiebldr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Oakville, Ontario
    Posts
    6,341
    I think that this is true to an extent however, sometimes any increase in weight will make my tek a bit dodgy.
    I find this especially true on some exercises when I need more support from my stablizer muscles such as DB presses with low reps - the replies above would indicate that I should wait longer before increasing?

  7. #6
    Shock Therapist Shocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    In the Shockmaster Posts: 540569325
    Posts
    1,435
    yep, this is what I am getting at.
    I find that if my form is perfect all the way then I make such sloooww progress.

  8. #7
    Senior Member Coster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    L.A
    Posts
    211
    yeah i agree. you have to sacrfice some technique in order to gain strength and move up in weight.
    Sweat in time of peace, bleed less in time of war.

  9. #8
    Banned kaleido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Home of the 2002 Pacific Division Champ Sacramento Kings
    Posts
    269
    Yeah, ruining your lower back or knees in your early 20s is worth it as long as you can tell your kids when you're 40 that you could squat 450 in the 'good ole days.' Good theory guys.

  10. #9
    MA's Bionic Creation syntekz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts
    4,756
    LOL. Proper technique is more important...

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •