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Old 12-23-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
BendtheBar
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I trained ignorant of technique for 20 years. A product of the muscle mags. All it did was create injuries. I can't bench without a Slingshot because of it.

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When push comes to shove, you have to get the weight up and technique will only get you so far.
I disagree.

Technique might have to be broken, or might break for maximal lifts. But for the 99% of the rest of the time technique is very important.

When it breaks, lifters are moving the weight despite bad technique, not because of it. Something breaks down and they can't correct it mid-lift. If my lower back rounds during a deadlift, and I make the pull anyway, it wasn't my shoddy technique that made the lift. I made the lift despite my form break.

Curious to see what others think here. I personally think lack of focus on technique only leads to bad things.
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