[quote]Higher Game wrote:
I am getting seriously into the pull, and I am doing well, but I have a form issue that I haven’t resolved yet, and I wonder if anyone else is like this.
I can lift the weight very easily, yet I get the most work, the most “pump”, from slowly setting it down. Is this wrong? I would like to lift more weight on the way up (3-5 reps), but I don’t know how it would affect me putting it down.
I don’t want to just drop the weight and piss off everyone in the gym. Is this going to hurt me in the long run?[/quote]
You have to decide whether or not you want to lift big or get a “pump”. To lift big, you really only need to be concerned with the pull. I don’t drop the bar from the top but I don’t try to control it on the way down either.
If you are training for strength, find a gym were you can dead correctly. I had to leave more than one gym becuase they didn’t understand what it takes to get really strong. I had this twig of a general manager come up to me one day at a gold’s gym and tell me that I was lifting too much weight because I couldn’t control the weight on the way down. I told him that controlling the weight on the way down does nothing for me other than to make me more tired for my next lift. Besides, the judges in a powerlifting meet aren’t going to say- “wow, that guy really let that bar down nice and slow!”
Get strong-fuck everyone else…