As a newbie, I am having problems keeping good form as I add weight. Honestly, even at times when I’m just warming up with the bar if my head’s not in the game. I am being encouraged to add weight anyways, but I’m concerned about never developing good form if I do that. Or possibly injuring myself. What are your thoughts? Is it a cop out, or should I be concerned about my form? [/quote]
Depends what kind of mistakes you are making with your technique and how your form is to begin with. There’s so many different things that can effect your technique… Imbalances, posture, strength etc. If you can post a video I would gladly take a look and see what I think.
Personally, I need to add more weight and push myself way out of my comfort zone to feel a new weight or else I’ll never progress because I get a mental block at certain weights. When my form is being compromised it’s because I’ve reached a weight that is near my limit and at this point my coach/husband is able to see my weak points based on what’s happening with my technique at this point.