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?
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
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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 ?)
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?I think that this is true to an extent however, sometimes any increase in weight will make my tek a bit dodgy.
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.
yeah i agree. you have to sacrfice some technique in order to gain strength and move up in weight.
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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.
LOL. Proper technique is more important...