I’m training my first customer and I did the overhead and single leg squat assesments to verify posture, muscles imbalances, etc. And she did fine. So I thought it was going to be easy. I decided to include burpees to make it a little bit more intense yesterday. But when she have to return to the squat position to jump up her knees move inward. She didn’t do that on the assesments why now? Is it pronation distortion syndrome? Or it was too soon to expose her to an exercise like that? She was doing everything ok in the past sessions. I show her how to modify the burpees but she didn’t want
to. She notice that wasn’t doing it like me but if is pronation distortion how do I tell her? That will change everything. I will appreciate your comments and suggestions.
My first question to you is – where is she at as far as her training level goes? Is she just starting out? If that’s the case, you may want to start her with more controlled movements, like stability ball squats and stationary lunges – the basics. That way, she’ll develop a good base level of strength & then can progress to more challenging exercises later on. The burpee is not a beginner exercise & can get pretty sloppy, particularly with someone who is deconditioned – that could very well be why you’re seeing the knee issue. Good luck Annette & keep us all posted.