Overhead Squats aaarrrggghhhh



  • Last few weeks have been working on these and must say I have never tried a weight lifting exercise that has been so difficult to execute

    Been doing alot of Turkish getups to build shoulder and back strength

    I do regular squats, front squats, barbell thrusters, regularly do bear workouts, but man these overheads are giving me grief

    Any of the faithful do these regularly or had experience with them



  • Yep. I've been doing them all as part of Crossfit over the last couple of years. Overhead squats was the hardest to nail technically. I started with a broom stick for a while, then just the bar and finally loading weights. It helped strengthen my back too, I used to have occasional back pain from a weak core.

    The thing I find with overhead squats is pushing my shoulders back far enough to balance when I'm in the squat phase.



  • sounds mad, I love it.



  • Ive just started doing them (Doing 3/12 with Olympic bar supersetting with DB swings 3/15 ) to warm up before front squats. A technical movement but I like it.



  • A couple of half decent instructional vids. The 2nd one it appears he has the bar a little too far back, but still siome good tips

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  • [quote name='ACT Crusader']A couple of half decent instructional vids. The 2nd one it appears he has the bar a little too far back, but still siome good tips

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    Cheers mate, found some of that was helpful.


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