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How to do a Overhead Squat to increase your strength and improve your performance in CrossFit WODS.

Set up for Overhead Squat

  • Begin with your feet shoulder width apart standing tall.
  • The bar is held 6-8’’ overhead with the arms extended over the center of the body, hands are wide.
  • Descend down so that the crease of the hip is below the knee.
  • Stand all the way up to complete the lift.

Points of Performance for Overhead Squat

  • Make sure the shoulders are shrugged up and active with the armpits turned forwards.
  • Open the shoulder angle on the way down to keep the bar balanced over the mid foot.
  • Drive up through the heels to a full standing position.