Overhead squat

The overhead squat is a full-body, functional movement that works to build full-body strength and stability. It is most often seen in training for Olympic weightlifting or CrossFit, but can also be performed with light weights for a shoulder stability focus. It is usually performed with the heels elevated to allow for greater squat depth.


  1. Develops mobility and stability in the hips, shoulders, and thoracic spine
  2. Builds strength and size in the lower and upper body
  3. Great carryover to the barbell snatch

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