A lot of info thanks Magick. Her knees admittedly do move in slightly, but trust me it’s ever so slightly. When i posted this they used to meet!! So we’ve come a long way in that regards. I assumed the slight caving in was her working at a 5rep max.
In response to your question, with goblet squats she held a 10kg plate out in front, elbows slightly bent and that was perfect form. By that i mean, excellent depth, body upright, knees out wide etc… I just assumed if she can nail holding 10kg then she should be able to do the bar and if she can’t then something aside flexibility is wrong. If it’s strength then just keep lifting was the latest conclusion with as much focus on form, but still limited progress.
We do, deadlifts, glute bridges, dumbbell swings, lunges, bulgarian split squats and the usual extensions/curls/calf raises. This should cover all lower body right? [/quote]
I second moving back to goblets but suggest doing them a bit different.
With the goblet squats, it’s very easy to sit back and be vertical when you hold the weight out in front of you. It’s a counter-balance.
Have her hold a dumbbell with the top end sitting in the heels of her hands. This is more comfortable and stable than wrapping your hands around the handle and “iso-curling”, which allows for more weight/reps.
Doing them this way puts the weight closer to the heels and forces the body to maintain it’s upright position more actively. The heavier you get, the more it feels like the DB is pulling you forward.
I would also suggest putting a mini-band around her knees during these to force the glutes to fire and strengthen as well as facilitate learning “knees out”.
Edit: After watching the video again, her ankle mobility needs work. I can see her heels coming up midway through. Also, work on sitting down between the knees, not behind. Full range with the goblets should help this, but you have to have her go ALL the way down, as if she was just gong to sit there for a while.