Originally Posted by Bleu Bettencourt
(Does anyone else out there overstress about this stuff!?)
YES!! I certainly do. I find it really tough to stay focused at times, especially when I read about all the different programs and progressions out there...very tempting to switch gears when the program you're currently on isn't yielding short-term results. Even at practice, I encounter many different philosophies and am often asked why I'm doing what I'm doing. My goal for 2008 is to stick with a plan, have it in writing, adjust as needed, and move on when stagnation occurs.
That said, don't hesitate to respectfully voice your questions/concerns about the program with your coach. I do it all the time (but am usually countered with some mumbo-jumbo that goes way over my head, haha).
Oh, back to your first post in regards to jerking forward, a cue I found useful is keeping the elbow position high and consistent throughout the dip.