6 Tips to Improve your Overhead Squat Mobility and Technique

Overhead squat mobility and technique are absolutely essential for this tricky and punishing exercise. Perfect this lift and you will make huge progress in Crossfit.

So firstly, lets recap overhead squat mobility and technique.

This exercise ruthlessly exposes holes in any athlete’s mobility, strength and technique.

“The overhead squat is the ultimate core exercise, the heart of the snatch, and peerless in developing effective athletic movement. This functional gem trains for efficient transfer of energy from large to small body parts – the essence of sport movement. For this reason, it is an indispensable tool for developing speed and power. The overhead squat also demands and develops functional flexibility, and similarly develops the squat by amplifying and cruelly punishing faults in squat posture, movement, and stability.” Greg Glassman, CrossFit Journal


Improve your technique with this quick demo from the guys at Barbell Shrugged then try the 3 overhead squat mobility drills to test your current standards and learn how to improve for the future.

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