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AvatarStacy Kellough

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. 

Drop the weight, check the ego at the door and build your heavier lifts up without sacrificing positioning.
Danny
MWOD Team Member