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  • Lower weight, perfect form, slow movement -

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    Two4the$$ is offline Senior Member
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    Poll: Heavy weight or perfect form, slow movement...?

    Looking for opinion's of when the most gains were made: Heavy weight or good form? My form could be better if I lowered the weight, but I am NOT doing anything that nears injury...

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    Last edited by Two4the$$; 03-14-2005 at 03:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrumanHW
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    Well, I basically used that as place holder text, the stupid thing thought it had uploaded this already, so I changed it to something that made me feel better, then edited it later. This sites uploading policy sucks a fat, hypergonadic kock. :-) How's their spell checker workin now?

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    In answer to your question, you do have to have good for in order to build quality muscle. You said that your form could be better if you lowered the weight a bit, then I would do that, you dont have to have 100% perfecty strick form but you dont want to be cheating too much. Now, this all depends if your looking at it from a bodybuilders point of view or a powerlifters point of view, if your a bodybuilder than you need good form, you need the muscle your working on to handle 100% of the load, if your a powerlifter than IMO the form can be more lose beacause all your trying to do is lift the weight.

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    In certain exercises/bodyparts cheating is good. For example bicep curls(bb) 2 working sets of really good form, then on last set, maybe you can only handle 2-3 reps of perfect form and you need to cheat to get the last 4-6 reps. I think overloading the muscle through heavy weight using not so perfect form can benefit you. I would never cheat throughout the entire exercise though. Now if cheating can lead to injury i would never risk it. Such as dropping the weight and bouncing it off your chest during bb chest press. I also believe the heavier you go, the more stricked you should be on your form, such as squats/deads. You'll be more sucessible(sp.) to injury if your overloading your muscles during heavy compound movements using "loose" form.

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