Common Faults

  • Bending knees and arms
  • Arching back
  • Raising head
  • Slouching in press up position
  • Walking feet in too far and/or too fast
  • Moving hands and feet at the same time


  • Demonstrate the correct movement
  • Give verbal coaching cues of the correct technique
    • Keep legs straight
    • Keep back straight in press up position
    • Move feet, then hands
    • Small steps
  • If child is fatigued, resulting in poor technique, allow the child to rest or slow down until the movement can be executed with correct technique