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    Why do the pros use such bad form?

    Why is it that everytime I see an IFBB pro working out, they are using abysmal form? Does the stuff that they're on render the whole "keep good form" thing useless? If not for their physiques, they would look like they didnt know what the hell they were doing. Whats up with that?
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    Like most top athletes they depend 95% on genetics to be great so they can fudge the other stuff if they want.
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    They probably wont be able to walk by the time they're 50!

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    B/c they are in front of a camera....they are selling an image lifting HEAVY weight.

    also...when you run the type of cycles they run, you can sacrifice some form

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    Locking out on 400/500 bench presses probably arent the best for joints

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    I've noticed this as well... The geared up amature bodybuilders that train at my gym use shitty form, and slam weights a lot...

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    I get my best gains with heavy weight/sloppy form and I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forum Security
    I get my best gains with heavy weight/sloppy form and I like it!
    Now that is the crux of what I was candidly enquiring about. Can I get better results working out this way? Or is it an individual thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BraveUlysses
    Now that is the crux of what I was candidly enquiring about. Can I get better results working out this way? Or is it an individual thing?
    To be honest... this works best for me, I cannot speak for others.
    For Example, take barbell rows: when I go light weight (say 135lbs) and perfect form, I never get sore or feel any type of improvement in my back....
    Now take a heavier weight (205) i get less reps with a much sloppier form but the gains are there and thats the only way that ever worked for me...

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    Bas Rutten has terrible form in his MMA workout video. (posted on youtube)
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    They are doing good in spite of their training methods, not because of them. Professional bodybuilding is largely about genetics, drugs, and a shitload of eating. If you want to do it naturally and maintain your health, then tighten up your form. Cheating is just your body compensating for the muscles you are intending to work with other muscles.





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    Yea this is especially prominent in the movie Pumping Iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CowPimp
    They are doing good in spite of their training methods, not because of them. Professional bodybuilding is largely about genetics, drugs, and a shitload of eating. If you want to do it naturally and maintain your health, then tighten up your form. Cheating is just your body compensating for the muscles you are intending to work with other muscles.

    I don't know about that, cheating is an accepted technique for advanced lifters/bb's. I believe there is a method to their madness. For example if I can get 6 good reps on curls, why not cheat on the last two and get 8? It's like forced reps. Of course this is only for experienced lifters who "can" cheat, or know how to cheat without hurting themselves.

    Bret Favre's back up QB said "Why do I have to do it this way, and Favre doesn't (talking fundamentals)? Coach --> "Because he can, you're not Brett Favre, stick to the book."

    Of course they do 'roids, but so do a million other's whom you've never heard of, it's not the roids, it's the work ethic, technique, and of course genetics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pengers84
    They probably wont be able to walk by the time they're 50!
    They will be dead before 50. As for slamming the weights I agree that there are times when form has to take a back seat to moving some poundage and shocking the hell out of your muscles. I don't think you lift that way all the time because it is hard on the body but it definately works. Pros just get away with doing it more because they have better 'recovery' methods.

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