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The biggest problem that I see at most Crossfit gyms/collegiate strength and conditioning facilities is the lack of emphasis on strict technique. Most knee collapse during a heavy squat is a motor control issue. It’s more fun to PR on a back squat than it is to spend a training session working with lighter weight and focusing on flawless technique. These technique training sessions are the roots of the concept that practice makes permanent. Lastly, there is a difference between winning and being successful. If you PR on your back squat by 5 lbs you may have won because you have increased your PR number. If your knees caved in like a new born deer and you wrecked your meniscus and cartilage, you were not successful.