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    Form VS Intensity

    Is form always greater then intensity?

    I prioritize form over intensity but I feel like I could lift more sometimes.

    I am 175 lbs using only 250ml test-e a week

    Sometimes I wonder if I could get better strength/size gains focusing on max intensity over form even if it means losing rep form towards the end of my sets.

    I rep 6 - 8 on everything except bench press where I use 5 x 5 system.

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    They go together like eggs and bacon.....form with intensity.

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    there is no reason why you can't have your intensity is up and perfect form!! both should be used all the time.

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    I call form + intensity=technique

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    lol ok Im going to get INTENSE!

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    When you sacrifice form you are asking for injury. Our joints are already under more stress (typically) cause the added weight from running aas.

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    op google and yourube dorian yates hit

    thats the how you train with form and intensity

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanB View Post
    op google and yourube dorian yates hit

    thats the how you train with form and intensity
    oh hell ya... awesome vids

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanB View Post
    op google and yourube dorian yates hit

    thats the how you train with form and intensity
    oh hell ya... awesome vids

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    But watch all the greats an there is never good form. Just google jay cutler rows or Ronnie Coleman curls. I believe in my own opinion that form is most important for injury prevention than building. But if you lack intensity you can forget building anything. So with that said, my vote is on intensity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil man View Post
    But watch all the greats an there is never good form. Just google jay cutler rows or Ronnie Coleman curls. I believe in my own opinion that form is most important for injury prevention than building. But if you lack intensity you can forget building anything. So with that said, my vote is on intensity
    they have their reasons, they pros

    not an excuse for poor form, 95% of people here dont need to regularly sacrafice form the way they do

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanB View Post
    they have their reasons, they pros

    not an excuse for poor form, 95% of people here dont need to regularly sacrafice form the way they do
    I agree to an extent. Its just my .02. If the muscle you are targeting is being worked 100% no matter the form, you will see better results than if someone gave 80% intensity. But, in my experience, they are both important but I know for me anyway, I get much more from intensity. When I first started I didn't know form at all. But I grew because ofthe intensity. Anyway to each his own

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    but the way they sacrafice you lose the isolation, thats the point im getting at, they have their reasons for doing that and 95% of people on board dont have the issues they have to need sacrafice the form in way they do

    just use drop sets, forced reps, supersets, negatives, circuts, partial reps, 21's there is your intensity right there, workout is intense as you make it, perfect form on every reps can be just as intense if not more as (it is more i.m.o) as piss poor form when you use the methods i listed

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    ^^^^^^

    add in pre exhaustion to my list lol

    prob 5 more im forgetting aswell........

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    I do notice that alot of newbs at the gym will go for intensity and subsequently sacrafice form, especially when lifting weight heavier than they normally can with good form.

    So I agree with those above me that it is a balancing act between the two.

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    U might see pros throwing their body around or using momentum, but these guys know how to properly contract and work their muscle with sacrificing some form, plus the weight they lift couldn't be done without a bit of momentum haha

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    Guys don't get me wrong please. If one has to be more important then it has to only be one. They together in balance is the best but if one has to lack then......

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    Is "using momentum to lift" considered poor form?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightbulb View Post
    Is "using momentum to lift" considered poor form?
    yes for majority of lifts it is, slow and controlled

    even a clean and press is slow and controlled

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    Yeah cause my friend talks about exploding through reps on the bench and I told him that he might not want to do that every time he lifts..

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    IMO if you made 6 reps of a certain excersise but you are "feeling" it and go for two more with poo form your better off. But a whole set should never be performed with poor form

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil man View Post
    IMO if you made 6 reps of a certain excersise but you are "feeling" it and go for two more with poo form your better off. But a whole set should never be performed with poor form
    that may be, but I would prefer to maintain good form and have my spotter hedge me through the last two sets.

    but yes, I am guilty of getting a little sloppy from time to time on the last rep or two....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil man View Post
    IMO if you made 6 reps of a certain excersise but you are "feeling" it and go for two more with poo form your better off. But a whole set should never be performed with poor form
    A younger guy may get away with that for a while but chances are eventually it will lead to a injury.

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