When you attempt a PR, you are typically maxing out your effort on a lift, usually at the expense of optimal form. How often do we say – “It was ugly, but it’s a PR so I’ll take it!”.
So you might ask why shouldn’t we attempt a PR each time we lift? Quite simply it can lead to training your body to perform improper movement – muscle memory. If we are consistently moving inefficiently, our bodies will adapt to this movement pattern and make it the “norm”. This breakdown in form will then transfer to all our lifts – not just the PR attempts.
As coaches we often ask our athletes to drop the weight on the bar and work on form. We do this because consistent mechanics is of the upmost importance. Improving the mechanics of lifts is the fastest and safest path to surpassing a personal record.
Every 2 minutes, lift.
Russian KBS (70/53#)
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