"No pain, no gain" is an impaired mental state diametrically opposite to the manner the best of the best train and compete. Inflicting self harm: stressing your body to the point of pain, injury, and illness is not physically, mentally, nor emotionally healthy. Training ideologies based on "PR or ER" are cancerous & result in athlete's blowing up, melting down, or burning out.
Technique Training Case Study [RF]
Track Cyclist Robert Förstemann
He can generate and hold 700+ watts for over a minute, he has thighs which measure 70+ cm, yet he can do the splits.
Combine his exquisite flexibility and mobility with an acute awareness of his center of gravity (CoG), plus a mastery of balance and back squats can be done without having to hold or support the bar.
Technique training does not sacrifice power, speed, or endurance.
Technique training leverages ROM, flexibility, and mobility, maximizing these attributes to generate power and speed sustaining them over distances with the greatest degree of efficiency. That is why athletes who train technique are consistently improving, consistently on the podium, are consistent champions.
Youtube: UCI Men’s Sprint Final Race 1 & 2 – Förstemann vs Phillip