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Challenging Overhead Squat Ab Workouts for CrossFit Athletes

The overhead squat is to midline control, stability and balance what the clean and snatch are to power—unsurpassed


For As Long As Possible

From 0:00-3:00, 2 rounds of:

10 Overhead Squats (95/65 lb)

10 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups

From 3:00-6:00, 2 rounds of:

12 Overhead Squats (95/65 lb)

12 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups

From 6:00-9:00, 2 rounds of:

14 Overhead Squats (95/65 lb)

14 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups

When performing overhead squats, make sure your feet are just outside the hips. This will allow your hips to squat right in between the heels, requiring less ankle and hip flexibility than a narrow stance and allowing you to keep your hips right under the bar throughout the movement. This way, your centre of gravity will be way more stable.


5 rounds for time:

400m run

15 overhead squats (95/65lb)

This workout is meant to be performed fast. You can scale it by reducing the weight on the overhead squats to repeat the reps unbroken and save time.

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