Thread: Overhead squat
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:58 AM   #2
Travis Loest
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First, make sure you watch the video on the exercise page; next, practice with a broom stick. Don't worry about any weight at all, just the broom stick. Make sure your form/tech. is perfect before you start adding weight. Don't get discouraged, it's worth the time and effort to learn properly. Make sure that your arms are locked out and you are gently applying pressure outward, like you are trying to pull then ends of the stick away from each other; then slowly lower down into a squat, stick your butt back and chin forward to keep balance and drop your butt down between your knees. When you come up, think about coming up until your legs are past the 90 degree point, then picture your hips coming forward more than up. rinse and repeat. If you are having problems with shoulder flexibility work on dislocates, it's where you hold the broomstick in front of you, hands out towards then end (like in a snatch grip) and raise the stick up over your head then down behind your back. If you can pass it from front to rear easily bring it back to the front and slide your hands an inch or two closer and repeat. When you find your "sticking point" slip your hands out no more than an inch and work through the "sticking point" 5-10 times. When I do my OHS as part of my warm up I alway do the dislocates, it's helped me with a lot of shoulder mobility issues I use to have. Good Luck and happy squatting.
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