Would you take option A or option B?
A: $1000 high risk investment with a 5% return.
B: $1000 low risk investment with a 10% return.
B, no brainer right? Well in the gym folks opt for option A all the time. They use more weight (higher risk) and partial range of motion (lower return) as opposed to using less weight (lower risk) and full range of motion (higher return).
I have to say men are typically more often guilty of shortening range of motion in order to either use more weight or ‘complete’ more reps. I put complete surrounded by bunny ears because there’s nothing complete about half-repping exercises.