Strength training is one of the core parts of overall fitness training. Pretty much every activity we do has an element of strength or strength endurance. But with all exercises, technique or “form” takes precedence over performance (eg amount of weight or number of reps, etc). In other words, can the person competently complete the exercise.
In order to complete an exercise, we need to ensure there is:
Pain is a game changer. Pain is an alert to the body to change the way it moves. The problem here though is that there is no consistent pattern to how the body changes the way it moves. It is dependent on the specific body and its history.
Before any exercise it is a good idea to ensure the body has mobility and proper motor control to be able to perform the strength exercise! An example of this would be squats.
Would you add a 30kg barbell to a squat if the person could not squat properl