Trainers & Coaches
The Squat Style Get Up Primer
If you already have the pieces in place, try this variation on the Turkish get up.
5 Squat Variations for Strength, Mobility, and Better Movement
What I love about squats is their versatility. There's a squat for every almost occasion and purpose.
Improve Mobility for Overhead Squats With These 2 Drills
Use this mobility sequence to improve the function of your thoracic back and help your overhead squat.
The 3 Worst CrossFit Coaching Cues (and How to Fix Them)
Despite what you may read, there is no such thing as a "one size fits all" cue for your athletes.
In Over Your Head: Pro Advice for a Better Overhead Squat
What's it good for? Why should you do it? What are the secrets that make the it better? Read on for all the answers.
Becca Borawski Jenkins
A Short Yoga Flow for a Better Overhead Squat (Video)
This flow warms you up with hollow rocks for the core, while opening into a squat, and externally rotating the shoulders as well.
Science Compares the Back Squat to the Overhead Squat
It was the ultimate squat face off, but I think the results of this new study need further questioning.
The Safest and Smartest Progression for Building Your Overhead Lifts
The press, push press, push jerk, snatch, and overhead squat all require a specific level of shoulder mobility before you should perform them under any significant load.
The Overhead Squat Is a Punk: Advice From Experts on How to Make It Better
In order to get better at this lift, I assembled some highly regarded coaches from around the country and posed this question: “My overhead squat sucks. How can I fix it?”
3 Yoga Poses to Increase Overhead Shoulder Mobility
I regularly see athletes with strong upper backs and shoulders struggle with limitations in how high they can raise their arms without pain. Here are poses to help restore the range of motion.
3 Key Yoga Poses for Better Overhead Squats
Teaching at a CrossFit gym, I've become familiar with the mobility challenges of overhead squats. These poses will target the muscles and connective tissues that must be mobile to do this lift.
The Perfect Squat: 7 Articles to Help You Achieve It
Squatting: the primordial movement. Who would think you could say so much about such a basic position? Here are 7 articles about this fundamental movement - and some tips for how you can improve it.
Breaking Muscle HQ
Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 13
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week - doctors who CrossFit, the RKC evolution, overhead squats, and more!
Breaking Muscle HQ
Why Don't Olympic Weightlifters Overhead Squat? Part 1
Is your snatch or your overhead squat bigger? Does it matter? Olympic weightlifters don't even bother with overhead squats. Read on to find out why it's not that helpful after all.
Breaking Muscle Video - The Overhead Squat
The overhead squat is the hardest of the squats. It will expose any faults you have in your form. In this video coach Traver Boehm goes over the basics to get started.
Traver H. Boehm
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