I remember when I first started coaching Sean Noriega, one of the most common comments I got from people was “Are you going to fix his technique?”. And my response would simply be “Why?”. People thought just because it looked outside of the norm, there must be an issue with it. But for him, that was how he was able to best leverage his mechanics to be as strong as possible. So that leads us to a YouTube video I have had in the work for over 6 months now, titled “Defining What Is Good Technique”. Some people claim that there is no such thing as “good technique”, and some are on the polar opposite end of the spectrum stating their way is the highway and only if you do XYZ is your technique good. In my opinion, just like most things, we are more so somewhere in the middle. Good to bad technique is a spectrum, and my hope was to create a framework for how we can define good technique, and a system of approach that aligns the views of many different systems of mechanics and technique between lifters and coaches. So in my latest YouTube video, I took the risk of taking a shot at putting a definition to good technique, along with the help of @bradcoolyard. And to us, good technique could be defined with 3 main factors…..abiding by powerlifting competition standard, center of mass control, and lift efficiency. And in Brad’s guest part, he brings everything together by helping to define the range of what is good technique within the spectrum of good to bad. This is a video that honestly I am really excited about, and my hopes are that it helps to evolve the thought process of technique and coaching to where we view technique from a bottoms up viewpoint moving forward. Click the link above to view!