We all want the perfect body.
But are you certain you realize what perfect body truly is? Let’s talk about this more.
1. Good Form Doesn’t Ensure Safety
The hard truth is that a good method doesn’t exclude the chance of damaging yourself. Don’t think that a bad technique does, because of course, it doesn’t.
Can you really explain what “injury” involves? It can mean many things but mostly, wounds happen when external forces beat the tissue’s capacity to resist them. This means that even if you could establish and practice the perfect technique, you’ll be hurt if you put too much weight on the bar or just use more force against a load than your muscles can bear. This means that:
If you improve your training slowly for your muscles to adjust to it, you’ll bypass most usual damages.
Sufficient training modification decreases the possibility of overloading any muscle too often for thriving modification to occur.
If you do experience an injury, just relaxing the injured tissue should be the foundation of your rehab approach.
Yes, there are lifters who survive almost injury-free, despite using sketchy methods. Also, yes there are lifters with excellent technique who suffer serious injuries. So there is no perfect secret.
2. Perfect Form Isn’t Always Pretty
Sometimes, the optimal method can be very messy, and the other way around. If you are interested in the workout business, you probably heard about Konstantin Konstantinovs. If you haven’t I will tell you that he was one of the best deadlifters of all time. He pulled 939 pounds with no supportive equipment.
KK raised with a such a definite rounded spine, but no trainer would teach or recommend, KK’s lifting technique, even though he could pull the best deadlift using only one hand.
3. Good Technique is Particular
There are some standard rules, but optimal methods differ considerably from one person to the next based on their individual body or injury history.
I will give you an example so you can understand what I am saying. During the traditional deadlift, conventional sense speaks that at the beginning, your hips should be higher than your knees. But this is not applicable to everyone.
A tall lifter with long femurs and a strong, healthy low back might do great with a higher hip position than the textbooks would suggest. Also, a lifter with more helpful levers, healthy knees, strong quads, or lumbar issues should start with relatively lower hips.
Last but not least, some people’s unusual features prevent the safe execution of some activities, even if the perfect form could be recognized and executed.
4. Form and Speed are Different Notions
There are at least a few issues with the general misunderstanding about perfectionism:
- First, precise performance includes both posture and tempo. These are precisely separate components. It’s completely plausible to use a lousy form and slow speed, or the other way around because one does not equalize to the other.
- Second, slow speed sometimes decreases performance, raises risk, or both.
- Lastly, if strength is the exercise purpose, lowering a weight too gradually will prevent the triumphant conclusion of the lift.
5. Optimal Method is Goal Dependent
The most common workout goals are strength gain and increase of muscle mass. So to illustrate this we will present the following goals:
- When the goal is to get stronger, discover the simplest method to move the weight.
- When the goal is to grow muscle, find the difficult way.
- This is not universally true, but it is a pretty solid rule.
- If your goal is to win powerlifting contests, you’d use tucked elbows, a noticeable spinal arch, your strongest grip spacing.
- If you’re benching for developing pectoral mass, the rules will change. You will more likely do a wider than solid grip spacing, little to no arch, a slower eccentric stroke.
6. There’s No Perfect Form
Last but not least, remember this.: perfect technique doesn’t exist in the real world.