All your answers are appreciated.
Originally Posted by Soldier
I was actually working on an article on this exact subject. Unfortunately after 3 drafts I just couldn't get it down on paper the way I wanted.
That's too bad, I would've loved to read it. I was just rambling
Take my rowing form for instance; I cheat on them and a lot of guys at my gym probably think I'm a douche for doing them like that. Think of them what you may, but when I do warmups I can do them strictly and they are still pretty heavy. It's not as if the target muscles just suddenly relax and stop working when a little cheating is added into the mix. On the contrary I think it can serve to better overload them sometimes. If I only did them in a strict manner, I'm pretty sure I couldn't progress nearly as fast. When I push the progression up, also the amount I can do strictly increases similarly.
Of course, things should still be done within reason. One must not hurt themself.