at Xercise 4 Less Leeds, Leeds, LS4 2AZ United Kingdom
228 FB users likes Kev Westerman Personal Trainer, set it to 16 position in Likes Rating for Leeds in Sports/recreation/activities category
I feel a rant coming on! If you have a PT client who can't air squat why would you think they can do overhead squats. If you, as a coach or PT can't demonstrate a technically sound overhead squat (or even back squat for that matter) provide sound/ clear coaching queues and give you client a reason/ theory as to why you want them to do this movement, then stop, work on your own knowledge and ability first, revert back to perfect your clients basic squat movement patterns first. I'm betting you simply just forgot about shoulder and midline strength, mobility. Likewise if you can't demonstrate a perfect double hand Kettlebell swing, explain and break down the movement pattern, then why are you trying to get people to do Kettbell snatches? Guys it's simple, if your looking for a coach, dig a little deeper into their abilities as an athlete, experience working with people similar to you and their qualifications. Not just what level the qualification is but where they obtained it, who coached them. Remember, a coach without a coach is a fool! And for coaches and PTs, guys, know your boundaries. It's great to see people working new movements but your insurance company won't happy when your clients sues you for a spinal cord injury or head trauma because your inability to teach correct, progressive movements.
Just been told that the members of X4L Leeds voted me as Personal Trainer of the year. Means a lot being that it's my first year working as a Personal Trainer. Thank you all that took the time to vote, I'm glad that I've managed to help/ provide a service worthy of your appraisal. Now... Who's up for some burpees? x