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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.

TEST YOUR OVERHEAD MOBILITY

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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