My little brothers have been doing a lot of bodyweight movements and running for a while now, but wanted to start learning how to lift weights. I decided we’d try a front squat (with straps, as they’re not flexible enough for a clean grip but I prefer it over a cross-arm grip or whatever), a goblet squat (which I’d normally stick to solely, but I’m quite limited on dumbbells at the moment), and a hip hinge, which basically ended up being an RDL with a PVC pipe.
Let’s see if I can get videos on here without effin’ something up.
Here is the first one, doing all three movements:
Felt like he did fairly well at everything. I had them do the RDL’s with their toes elevated, as I’ve felt like that helps beginners really shove their hips back.
Here’s the second one, doing all three:
I felt like his squats were okay (I had him step back during his front squats because it seemed like his black clothing was maybe blending in with the weights.) His RDL needed some work. I told him to keep the bar touching his thighs, again, just because I feel like it works, but maybe it’s not for everyone.
Overall, what do people think? I’m not planning on loading up hundreds of pounds and telling them to do sets of 10, but I’m just trying to get them introduced to the movements. Squats I think will improve just as they do it more often, and same with RDL’s, but I’m just wondering if anyone has any tips or anything for teaching them.