Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ugh, the overhead squat - my least favorite

Vanessa working on an overhead squat - they're so good for you, Randy even has the runners do them.
I'm not a very big fan of the overhead squat. Mainly it's because my shoulders are tight and I have a hard time getting the bar balanced. I know it's good for you, so I still do it...grudgingly.

It requires both strength and mobility to be able to execute a full-depth overhead squat and not fall down. It's one of the best core workouts out there.

Today we'll spend some time going as heavy as we can, and then we'll take the weight way down and do a bunch of reps. I want you all to be more comfortable with the overhead squat than I am.



Warm-up

row 500 / run 400
crawling lunge
10 KB swings or snatches
double KB overhead lunge
10 TGUs or windmills
10 goblet squats
5 pull-ups or push-ups or dips

Strength

squat 5-3-3-3x3

Accessory/Skill

2 pull-ups + 2 dips between strength sets

Group Workout

20 minutes to work up to a heavy OHS
then
2x10 AHAP



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