Cueing Kids

By Jeff Martin

In Kids, Videos

December 04, 2009

Video Article

Throw a barbell on an Oompa-Loompa and you’ve ready for some PR push presses, because that erect torso is going to come in really handy when the weight adds up.

The Oompa-Loompa cue is just one of many developed by Jeff Martin of CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Brand X. In this video shot at a CrossFit Kids Certification, Martin and his staff give examples of various cues you can use to get young athletes in the right positions.

Martin also explains that it’s important to give kids a reason why they should perform a certain exercise. While teens might want to use squats to help them do well in sports and get girls, younger children might want to use squats to develop the speed to get away from the girls.

Either way, the kids will squat—and they’ll do it properly with great cues.

6min 57sec

Video by CrossFit By Overload.

Additional reading: The Inherent Responsibilities of Training Children and Teens by Jeff Martin and Cyndi Rodi, published July 1, 2008.



2 Comments on “Cueing Kids”


wrote …

Just when i thought i got that Oompa-Loompa song out of my head lol great vids ive used these cues on my highschool freinds


wrote …

Ah, the memories!
That was fun.

Oh and BTW, Jeff Martin is a plagiarist.
The real brains of the outfit is his wife Mikki, he stole most of those cues from her. :-)

And in the interests of revealing ther truth, she's a lot prettier than he is too.

Great video, thank-you.

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