Originally Posted by MMAtt
speed first, power later.
I have to respectfully disagree. It is my belief and experience that in almost all kinds of physical activities, you have to be very careful in applying full speed exercises. Although they are useful for developing physical condition, you cannot learn or maintain good technique. To learn to do something well you have to do it at a slower pace, and then speed up as you improve.
Even when you get very good at it, you should go back and check that you can still do it when you do it slowly. Bad habits creep in from laziness, bad teachingm conflicts in teaching and the fact that the biomechanics of your body changes as you age and the levels of your conditioning change. So, IMO, you should never stop doing things slowly, even if you only do that every now and then.