Why do we focus on good movement and complicated weightlifting techniques? Recall the 10 physical skills we use to define fitness:
In a nutshell, the development of complete movements augments our capacity across the ten physical skills. By taking technical practice out of our movements, we limit or blunt the involvement of many of these skills (namely the 'bottom five'). Comparing an athlete with a typical gym-rat will quickly demonstrate the superiority of the former in all areas concerning body-awareness, co-ordination and in most instances, mobility and flexibility. They are simply more integrated. It is a little known fact that competitive weightlifters (as shown in the photo) are only second to gymnasts in hip and shoulder girdle flexibility. That is not a co-incidence or a mistake...good movement and good technique breeds good fitness!
See you at 6,