Jeff Martin shows his progression for teaching young kids how to air squat in this video captured at the CrossFit Kids certification seminar on July 28, 2008.
Kids are not just little adults. They don’t think about their bodies the way adults do, so they don’t respond to the same cues. Uniformity, repetition, visual, kinesthetic, and audio cuing are all necessary for teaching kids. Compound that with the group dynamics of a roomful of five to eight year olds, and a special strategy is required. This video is for anyone who has ever used the phrase “lumbar curve” with a child under ten. 8min 44sec