6 Exercises to Improve Overhead Mobility for Crossfit and Weightlifting

Overhead mobility is essential for your snatch, clean and jerk, wall balls, overhead presses, OHS, thrusters and many more exercises in Crossfit. Here are 6 ways to improve yours.


Try this fun exercise to assess your current ability level.

“Good overhead positioning is obviously crucial in CrossFit. This is a great exercise/test to see how your overhead positioning is. With good spinal alignment, straight arms and the hands blocked by the barbell (as shown in the video). Actively raise the hands off the barbell maintaining the same arm and spinal position and try to hold for 30 seconds. Athletes with poor overhead positioning will struggle with this, probably more so than Amanda Fränden in the video.”

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Editor-In-Chief at BOXROX. I come from a background of rugby and weightlifting. Growing up in the English Lake District, I spent a great deal of time swimming in its stunning lakes and rivers. In 2015 my brothers and I became the first people to swim the 145km length of the River Eden, from source to mouth, in 9 days. We also swam the Corryvreckan whirlpool, the third largest in the world, and Crossfit is a huge part of my training for these events.


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