Effective Cueing for Performance Change Part 3.

2. Regress/progress exercise accordingly

As a secondary coaching strategy, use progressions and regressions of the desired movement in order to improve the quality of the pattern. Progressions and regressions need broad modalities so think laterally: Plane of movement, speed of execution, range of motion, type of resistance, body position, sensory modalities, not just load!

The picture below shows a simple but effective regression in the dead lift start position. Lifting blocks have been used to elevate the bar start height to reduce the range of movement required to create an effective lift stance, improving body position and activation potential of correct muscles and joints.


When manipulating exercises like this beware of the gains V’s the losses and therefore outcome/adaptation you are looking to achieve. All modifications have benefits and drawbacks!!!!!.