I work in a commercial gym and my boss finally gave me the okay to implement a workshop I’ve been wanting to do since I myself got into lifting. It will be about 45 minutes - 1 hour long and focuses on middle aged women and teaching them about the basics of weightlifting, why they should do it, dispelling myths, etc.
I really want to teach the squat as I think it’s fundamental but when I got to thinking about teaching it I realized I could do an entire seminar just on that one lift nevermind the rest of the information and lifts I want to get across.
I figure I’ll have at most 10-15 minutes to go over the lift and I have no idea how to consolidate all the information about correct technique in such a limited time, especially if I want to do some individual corrections.
What I have planned so far:
-Explanation of the squat, give a demonstration of bodyweight and demonstrate verbal cues such as hips back, neutral spine, etc.
-Demonstrate a box squat and have participants perform it, going around and correcting if necessary.
-Explanation of common mistakes such as lower back rounding, valgus knees, etc.
-Demonstrate goblet squat and have participants perform it.
Thought I would leave it at that due to limited time. I’ll also have handouts and notes since it’s a lot of information at once, but it leaves so much about flexibility and stability and individual corrections out…I’m not sure how to get everything across.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!