7 Exercises to Build Overhead Stability for Crossfitters

Improving your overhead stability will help you to get better at clean and jerks, snatches, OHS, push presses, pull ups, toes to bar, MUs and many other exercises. It will also reduce your chance of injury and strengthen your upper back and and shoulders.

Overhead stability 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 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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Editor-In-Chief at BOXROX. I come from a background of rugby and weightlifting. Growing up in the English Lake District, I spent a great deal of time swimming in its stunning lakes and rivers. In 2015 my brothers and I became the first people to swim the 145km length of the River Eden, from source to mouth, in 9 days. We also swam the Corryvreckan whirlpool, the third largest in the world, and Crossfit is a huge part of my training for these events.

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