I have been working with the local highschool athletes in developing the strength program for the past few weeks. I have taught the whole class the proper mechanics of the DL and EVERYONE gets it and can do it very well, except for this one kid. He can't seem to figure it out. Everything he does wether its bent rows, starting power cleans, RDL's and DL's are all done with a rounded back. I'm getting frustrated and he is also getting frustrated because i keep on him about his back.
We have worked 1 on 1 infront of mirrors to mimic the movement, had him watch a number of different lifters, messed with his stance,(toes out toes paralell, sumo, conventional etc.) We have just used an empty bar we have used an imaginary bar and still horrible form. The kid is only 16 and there are no physical issues that he has told me of.
My next step is going to be duct taping a broom stick along the length of his back to keep him upright.
Does anyone have any suggestions or tips I can use to help this kid, I'm almost fresh out of ideas? Is he just that weak in the low back that its giving up on him? (also he can squat 180 on the smith if that matters)