5 checkpoints I came away with are listed below:
- Check front foot. The big toe and sometimes the next two should wrap over the edge of the block to help with stability and balance.
- Check back foot. It should slide back directly in line with the shoulder on the same side of the body, rather than lining it up behind the front foot.
- Check hips. They should be higher rather than lower. You may need to work on flexibility in your hamstrings to achieve a better position.
- Check thumbs. They should be forward (hidden) to help you get a better hold and "load" your arms, pointing elbows back rather than out to the side.
- Check arms. Arms should be "loaded" or tight, not flimsy and relaxed.
Others points of interest:
- Push your chin and chest forward rather than up as you start.
- Most of your weight should be on the front foot. Use your back foot to push you forward.
- Eyes should be down in a neutral position.