Movement Faults, Part 1

In a previous blog about ‘How to go from coaching PT to coaching groups‘, I closed by saying that ‘People just assume that coaching a group = teaching or finding faults.’ That was a mistake. I actually meant to close that post with a different line of text, but it ended up working. That line was actually meant as an opener for THIS blog post!

 

So, movement faults. 

 

Quick – I want you to think of a client that comes to a morning class. Let’s call him John. Tomorrow, you will be doing some squatting along with some other things. 

 

You just checked your class reservations and see that John is coming. He’s a client that has been a member for a few months now. His form has definitely improved from day one, but on his best day his squat is a 4 out of 10. Knees collapse, chest falls forward, depth is shallow.

 

And that is during an air squat.

 

Now that we’ve set the stage, and you know that John is coming, what is going through your mind? What is your plan with him? How can you make sure he has the best hour of his day? 

 

Here’s an exercise I want you to do: 

 

Step 1: Get out a blank sheet of paper

Step 2: Write down 10 things you can do to make sure John gets a 10/10 coaching experience at your gym

Step 3: Close this post and come back tomorrow for the next step.

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