When the coaching team go over technique on movements, we aim to make sure that we clearly lay out the movement standards for you to practice and adhere to.
· For squats, get below parallel and stand all the way back up to extension.
· For push-ups, get the chest to the floor and get the elbows locked out at full extension.
· For pull-ups, start with arms extended and get your chin over the bar.
· For box jumps, two-foot take off, show full extension standing on the box.
Your coaches understand that some of us may not physically be able to hold ourselves to a movement standard, such as someone with an injury or someone who doesn’t have the range of motion yet to achieve the standard. We will happily optimise any movement by applying scales that ensure that the workout is safe, challenging and still allow the athlete the opportunity to progress over time. We shouldn’t see someone “self-scaling” during the workout due to fatigue or forgetfulness.
We don’t give these movement standards out as a suggestion or as a way for Stacy to slip another joke into the session brief.
· They are required to correctly perform the movement.
· They are required to safely perform the movement.
· They are required for you to get the most out of the movement.
· They are required to get a more accurate measure of your performance over time.
While your coaches provide the knowledge of each movement standard, it is up to each of us to hold that standard. Each and every rep.
“Character is what we do when we think no one is looking.”