Powerpoint slides here.
Arm swing (don’t over stress the need to keep the arm at 90 degrees as lower arm movement is normal)
Common mistakes: shoulders tense up; poor posture, rounded shoulders and upper back (may need to be addressed by stretching and strengthening programme); movement around elbow joint too large, particular problem if rear arm movement too large; movement does not come towards midline.
Walking High Knees
Common mistakes: knee too high; don’t worry about height of knee; stepping too far in front of body; pointed toes rather than dorsiflex; on toes weight should be through big toe not little toe
Skipping high knees
Common mistakes: forward and backward movement of chest/trunk; knee too high
Running high knees
Example doesn’t emphasise speed of knee recovery, as I would.
Common mistakes: lift knee too high; landing on toes rather than dorsiflexed foot (may need strengthening and stretching);
Scissor bounds (straight leg, dorsiflexed foot)
Common mistakes: leg goes too far forward, use small amplitude to start with; land on ball of foot rather than toes (suggest to land on heels as queue even though this is wrong);
Flexed leg scissor bounds (uses a slight knee bend) otherwise like Scissor bounds), this is more advanced than scissor bounds
Dribble drills (look a bit like exercise above) low ankle lift (step over ankle then calf tehn knee), dorsiflexed foot
Common mistakes: knee doesn’t go high enough when