September 19, 2012

Wednesday: Form – Overhead Squat

The overhead squat is one of our basic movements.  Be sure you have a solid air squat to build on.  Notice alignment between the body’s center of mass and the weight center of mass.  Shoulders must be activated (tight against the ears).  Knees stay behind toes, butt goes back first.

Per Greg Glassman, “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.”

Large to small body parts… hmm, sounds reminiscent of Core to Extremity!


Also, ESPN2 began airing the CrossFit games on 9/11/12!  Check out the schedule here.


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