7. You cheat your reps
Half or quarter reps are commonly seen in the gym. Don’t be that guy. Half reps are going to get you half-assed results. Learn how to perform the full range of motion for each exercise. Leave your ego at the door because the weight you’ll use will be less. In the long run, you’ll maximize your gains when progressing full range-of-motion exercises with lighter weights than you would when using heavy weights for half reps. Half and quarter reps have their place though—they’re great when used as assistance exercises to the main lifts, but only when the main lifts can be performed with full range of motion.
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