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How to do an Overhead Pistol to improve your performance in CrossFit WODS.

Set up for Overhead Pistol

  • Begin by holding the barbell overhead with a wide grip.

Points of Performance for Overhead Pistol

  • Balancing on one foot, descend down until the crease of the hip is below the knee.
  • While squatting, keep the bar centered over the middle of the foot with the arms locked out.
  • The rep is complete with the hips and knees extended.

Tips and Tricks

  • Throughout the movement, keep the shoulders active and pressing up
  • To maintain balance, descend into the pistol using quality control
  • Keep the elevated leg as straight as possible while maintaining a tight core