CROSSFIT TIPS – 7 Exercises to Build Overhead Stability for Weightlifting

Overhead stability for weightlifting is a vital component of fitness for all Crossfitters. Check out Tia Clair Toomey demonstrating what solid overhead stability looks like.

And here is one of the drills that she uses to build this overhead stability:

OVERHEAD STABILITY FOR WEIGHTLIFTING EXERCISE FROM TIA CLAIR TOOMEY

“I am working on my stability by challenging my rotator cuff muscles and scapulothoracic joints. Great exercise for injury prevention and strengthening. Give it a try.” Tia Clair Toomey

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BARBELL SIDE BENDS

“Finishing a good session with some accessory work: 100 unbroken side bends. This made me sore for three days. The Chinese weightlifters use side bend variations to improve the stability of the split jerk. The split position is much more demanding for your lateral stability and balance than a parallel foot position which can make this kind of work beneficial.” Erik Lau Kelner

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5 Training Techniques to Improve your Split Jerk

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