Planning and instructing kettlebell sessions
Below is a hypothetical example of a risk assessment
Guidance for Kettlebell Session Planning and Risk Assessment:
- Summary of Risks: Identify common risks in kettlebell training, such as improper lifting technique leading to injury.
- Risk Management Strategy: Develop strategies for mitigating risks, including clear instructional signage and establishing spotters for beginners.
- Music Use: Choose music that motivates but does not distract, with breaks in music for instruction times.
- Visualisation Techniques:
- Encourage participants to visualise their muscles engaging during lifts for better technique.
- Use cooldown imagery to promote relaxation and recovery.
- Intensity Monitoring: Implement the use of fitness trackers to monitor participants’ effort and heart rate.
- Coaching Points:
- Focus on educating about proper form, pacing, and kettlebell handling to minimise risk.
- Prepare to give real-time feedback to correct form during the session.
- Participant Needs:
- Plan modifications for exercises to cater to varying fitness and skill levels.
- Ensure alternative exercises are available for those with specific restrictions.
- Space Utilisation: Ensure the training area allows for ample space around each participant to safely perform kettlebell swings and movements.
- Appropriate Exercises: Include dynamic stretches and light kettlebell exercises to prepare the body for the workout.
- Linked to Objectives: Choose exercises that align with the goals of improving strength, endurance, and technique.
- Techniques: Teach and demonstrate the correct form for each kettlebell exercise.
- Muscle Balance: Plan exercises that work on all major muscle groups evenly.
- Intensity and Duration: Design the session to progressively build intensity and incorporate adequate rest.
- Safe Cool-down: Incorporate lighter exercises and stretching to bring the heart rate down and begin recovery.
Remember to closely follow the provided marking scheme to address each point thoroughly, and ensure that all necessary safety measures and teaching techniques are incorporated into your session plan.