Overhead Squat – Barbell

  • HOW: Start by grabbing the barbell with a wide grip. Get in a good squat position with your feet shoulder width apart or slightly wider. Bring the barbell over your head with your elbows locked out. Keep your chest up and act like you are pushing the barbell up as you squat down bending at the knees. Push into the ground with your feet as you return to the starting position. 
  • FEEL: You should feel the muscles in your lower body working as you squat.  You should also feel the muscles in your shoulders working while holding the barbell overhead. 
  • COMPENSATION: Keep your chest up, don’t slouch forward. Don’t arch your back while holding the bar, keep your core engaged drawing your stomach in. Keep your arms in line with your head, don’t bring the barbell backwards.

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