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Old 07-10-2008, 03:00 AM   #5
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Re: Overhead Squats

If you get in the habit of really activating the shoulders, you can concentrate on the squat form. Practice OHS with PVC and spend time in the bottom position. Adrian Bozman has a drill where you do this (a series of OHS and holds at the bottom), starting at your snatch grip and gradually narrowing grip and stance until you can't quite get to parallel on the squat. Narrowing the grip works shoulder flexibility, while narrowing the stance works hip flexibility. Since adopting this warmup, my OHS has improved tremendously. I just visualize touching my knuckles to the ceiling and the active shoulder takes care of itself, while I concentrate on repping out the squats properly.
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