To complete a proper, full-depth overhead squat you’ll need to be able to accomplish a number of goals:
a.) have adequate flexibility in the ankles, hips, thoracic spine, and shoulders
b.) be strong and stable in the ankles, hips, thoracic spine, and shoulders
There are tons of ways to develop all these points- practice and stretching being the best.
Ankles can be developed with things like the first position of the Snatch Positional Stretches, the hips with deep squats, the T-spine with foam rolling and keg stretching; the shoulders with dislocates/pass through and more overhead practice.
Because you gain better access to those positions you can then practice your lifts and accessory movements to fill that range of motion in with strength.
Shall we bring back our Barbell Classes in the new year? These classes provided athletes two tracks: 1.) an ongoing powerlifting program to develop back squats, presses, and deadlifts. General overall strength; and 2.) an olympic weightlifting program for those wanting improvement in their snatches and clean & jerks. These follow a specific strategy to supplement what goes on in our ongoing Strength & Conditioning classes.
WORKOUT for Monday 12/6/2021
5 rounds for time:
10 overhead squats, 40/61kg
200m run (rain or shine- be prepared!)
Post time to whiteboard!
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