I have the opportunity to train at several different gyms. What i dont see to much anymore are people who are more worried about controlling the weight ( slow, squeeze at the top and 2-3 second negative) than the weight controlling them. Does anyone out there still train strict or do you measure your success by the amount of weight you used.
it all depends. when i started, i learned how to control the weight and contract the muscle. However, now, i use a looser form- not that i'm using bad form, or bringing in improper muscle groups, but in my opinion a slow and controlled deadlift or bench press is just tripe. I say, learn how to use your muscles and feel them, but once you do so, you gotta bang out the big weights to get bigger.