My main qualm with most “at-home-on-your-own” training protocols is that there really is no “quality control” component. As you’ve heard us reference countless times on this site, the intended benefit of an exercise is only realized when execution is correct. Improper execution of a movement will yield less than optimal results, and the potential for injury. Check-out the two video clips below of one of our distance clients, Frank.
You’ll notice in the first video he’s significantly more disjointed and off-balanced in comparison to the second (watch again). Well there’s a reason. After receiving the following feedback from me he was able to lock-in the form much better:
“Watch your video closely and you’ll notice that every time your back knee touches the ground heavy, your lead leg (the knee) shifts inward slightly, meaning the glute med didn’t quite fire on time to absorb the force. The reps that are beautiful, you’ll notice there wasn’t the slightest deviation of the knee. Think 'front-knee-out' every repetition.”
Watch the videos again, did you catch it?
Wow! I never would have seen that! It seems so clear now! I never understood why some reps seemed so hard…excellent feedback!
This is something that would have gone unnoticed by most, and certainly in a scenario where the only coaching feedback you receive is your dog incessantly barking at you while your knee slips into valgus…and the tape just keeps on rolling…
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