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Want to improve your overhead squat mobility?

20 Jun Posted by in Helpful Tips | Comments


Next time you are in, ask your Coach to analyze your overhead squats to see what areas need to be mobilized and strengthened. We have put together some mobility program templates based on the common overhead squat faults.  If you want improvement in your mobility and strength, I recommend picking up a routine and getting started right away.  Consistency is key to get the results you want.

Here is how it works:

  1. Have your overhead squat analyzed by your Coach
  2. What is happening in your overhead squat – Shoulder shrug fault?  Unstable shoulder fault? Chest forward fault?
  3. Your Coach will give you a routine based on the fault and what is causing the fault.  For example -Chest forward fault might be caused by tight hip flexors and weak glutes
  4. Review the exercises and make notes – make sure you understand what the exercises are
  5. Mobilize 10-15 min daily!

Workout of the Day

Run 400M
*Last 30 reps against a post or wall

Overhead Squat 5 x 3 E2M

* Pick up your overhead squat mobility routine

For time:
Row 1000M
5 Rounds of
Ring Dips: 7
Pullups (C2B): 14

Zone 4 – scale CTB to 7-10 reps
Zone 3 – scale to regular pullups, scale ring dips w/ a box if needed
Zone 2 – Scale to strict assisted pullups (ctb), dips on a box
Zone 1 – scale as needed

*Time Cap 17 min

tricep smashing – 2 min per side
banded overhead distraction – 2 min per side

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