Education is a big factor in proper training. Those that are uninformed or not completely informed lack the ability to fully understand what is logically and scientifically right and wrong.
Mark Rippetoe would agree, as this is one of his philosophies. He completely understands how big of a role education plays in fitness. That’s why he has written two books (and finishing his third) on educating people in barbell training.
For those that do not know Coach Rippetoe, he is a coach at CrossFit Wichita Falls, TX, and one of the premiere gurus when it comes to barbell training, aka squatting, deadlifting, pressing, and olympic lifts (specifically the clean). He also has two published books, Starting Strength and Practical Programming, that talk about barbell training in detail, with good humor and intelligence.
I won’t say any of you HAVE to read the two books. I will say that if you do, it will enrich your lives and you will walk away with a 1000% (yes, 1000%) better understanding of barbell training, slow lifting, and good technique. Furthermore, if you ever end up training someone else, you will be more knowledgeable and your trainees will love you for it.
I know Jeff has Starting Strength for sure so skim through it and then buy it, then buy practical programming to understand how to build a program that will make you STRONG.
Bottomline: Read the books. Privates with your coaches (Jeff, Mikki, Kim, etc.). Train.