Your argument for bad form does not make sense whatsoever. These girls are in it for the looks and not to become good at powerlifting or strongman stuff.
And if you are into powerlifting, it is not a question IF you get hurt but WHEN.
No, your fisrt comment about what I wrote makes no sense whatsoever.
Where exactly did I argue FOR bad form? Words mean things so you need to use the correct ones when you accuse people of things.
And I’d like to hear the interview you conducted with these girls where you asked them about thier future goals. Oh, you didn’t?
He said his clients are NOT ATHLETES.
The point I was making is that there’s not a fucking person on this site that uses perfect form all the time, every set and every rep. No one.
There is a difference between not so perfect form (e.g. leaning forward a tad too much) and the absolutely horrible form of some of the girls in the squat and DL. If you as a trainer see the form of your client break down in the squat or DL like that, you terminate the set.
I had a 42 y/o female (in it for the looks of course) curling a 55-60lb (I forget now) barbell. This douche sat and watched and said something to us along the lines of “Shouldn’t she be standing perfectly still, with no movement in the upper body at all?”. My response was “Well if you had almost half your bodyweight in your hands and were curling it in an arc away from your body, do you think you could remain motionless?”. He just stared at me pondering the question I asked him. Of course I had to inform him that "That’s the type of attitude that keeps you benching 25lbs dumbbells (he really was).
We haven’t talked since.
Can you see a difference in cheating on curls and lower back rounding in the squat as far as potential for injury is concerned?
You have some very good points. I realize that the girls may not be athletes in a legitimate competition venue but my clients have all flipped tires and lifted Atlas Stones and none are truly athletes.
I’m just making everyone aware that perfection just isn’t always possible all the time, every set.
Yes, you shoot for it and train for it but don’t get too excited about the small stuff (some DL and some squats there weren’t acceptable from my POV but it seemed like the whole “always perfect, all the time, no exceptions” was a little too much.)