While scrolling through my Facebook page, I came across a video of a very young athlete a parent had sent me of their son performing a barbell squat on his back. His knees caved in, his back was rounded and the weight he was using appeared to be too much, in my view, because of how he looked unstable through his hips and lower back. It also appeared there was no strength coach correcting these unsafe errors (they might have been the ones taking the video?), which was a huge concern.

My other concern I had was, what would be the thought and ideas planted in the minds of other parents who would see this video and want their child to follow suit? As one parent told me not too long ago, “I have to make sure that my kids don’t fall behind” — as he talked to me about his 7-year-old child!

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.