My form is pretty good on all exercises. I may use a little umph/swing/o.k. cheat to get that last rep or 2.
The only time I cheat, is when I'm on that last rep, my muscle feels like it's going to fall off of my body, my eyes are tearing up, but I want that rep more than anything in the world and I don't care if I explode I'm going to rep that sucker or never forgive myself for not doing it. That, is when I cheat And you usually get a great burn from it too. It's almost as if you 'know', that you just grew on that rep.Originally posted by YellowJacket
Pretty good question...
On exercises like bicep curls, bench, t-bar row (back), shoulder presses, who cheats on these? Do you think its ok to cheat sometimes or should be strict all the time for quicker mass? Let's hear it...... I have articles leaning both way so this is an interesting debate....
I don't cheat - but that is for other health reasons. My back and R leg are not hte most stable things in the world. so cheating would put an unnecessary strain on one of them.
Before the back injury, I used to cheat, in a controlled manner.
A couple of cheat reps tacked onto the end of a set of dumbell curls works wonders - nothing wrong with that.
I'll do the occasional cheat rep at the end of an exercise, but I don't make a habit of it. I do think there is some value of integrating a *complete* round of cheat sets into a routine every few months for variety, but then, I'm a big fan of mixing things up.
i think some cheat reps are essential ESPECIALLY towards your last few sets of whatever muscle group your working.. if not then your going to absolute muscular failure sometimes.. so i think cheating the rep and letting another muscle help out is just like someone spotting ya..
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Sometimes...I've done like 100-200 reps or so...and I'm at my breakin point...but just need a little more to complete the rep...as fatigued as I am, I try to swing my lowerback and pelvis one time with that last rep...I know I'm not using the gluts as much when I do this...but girls just get so sad if you don't cum.
err...oh yeah, in YJ's excercises, I agree with LM's self-spot philosophy...cheat only when necessary to get a forced-rep...