Common Faults

  • Bent knees or elbows
  • Lifting limbs too high
  • Not lifting limbs to required height
  • Raising lower back off the floor
  • Head too high or too low


  • Demonstrate the correct movement
  • Give verbal coaching cues of the correct technique
    • Keep arms and legs straight
    • Lower/Raise arms or legs
    • Keep lower back on the floor
    • Keep head in line with shoulders, between arms.
  • 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