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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

REGIONALS 10.1 (NORTHWEST) – Overhead Squat Ab Workouts

Overhead-Squat-Lauren FisherSource: CrossFit Inc
Lauren Fisher performs an Overhead Squat

3 rounds for time:

10 overhead squats (135/95 lb)

50 double-unders

Regionals athletes completed this workout between 2:39/4:37 minutes (winning time for the men and women respectively) and 10 minutes (time cap).

OVERHEAD SQUAT AB WORKOUTS

3 rounds for time of:

10 Overhead Squats (75/55lb)

10 Box Jumps (24/20in)

10 Pull-ups

Make sure you keep an active midline when performing the overhead squat, as athletes are disposed to hyper-extending the lower back. This can lead to an unfavourable overhead position and injury. Make sure you warm up, keep your core muscles engaged and mobilise your lower back and shoulders as much as possible.

The paused overhead squat exercise above can help you strengthen your core.

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