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Old 09-08-2008, 08:06 AM   #1
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Overhead squats

I feel like my lack of shoulder flexibilty is preventing me making headway in the overhead squat. My core and leg strength are pretty good. Anyone have any shoulder stretching suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:12 AM   #2
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Re: Overhead squats

I'd like to see at least a picture better yet a video of your ohs - usually most folks will be able to OHS pretty good without any extra stretching, with just better positioning overhead.

Shoulder dislocates, correct overhead press, door jam stretches - they all work good for getting the shoulders more flexible if that indeed is a problem.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:18 AM   #3
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Re: Overhead squats

Thank you. I will post a video and any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:30 AM   #4
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Re: Overhead squats

Add the "samson stretch" to your warmup. Concentrate on getting your shoulders active and your arms to the sky, right against your ears. It'll do wonders for your shoulder flexibility and your OHS will be close behind.

I prefer to reach my fingers up to the sky instead of grasping them, but this picture is close enough:

http://survivalwellness.com/dt/exerc.../stretch13.jpg
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Re: Overhead squats

Thanks Justin. Much appreciated.
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:10 PM   #6
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Re: Overhead squats

+ 1 on dislocates

http://www.crossfiteastside.com/2007...islocates.html


what is a door jamb stretch?
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