Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I'm a huge fan of the overhead squat. I don't remember where I got the idea of doing them first, but one of Dan John's articles was almost certainly an influence on me, as it has been on many, many trainees. Here's an article by Dan John about the overhead squat - I don't think it is the original, but it's a great one:
The Overhead Squat by Dan John
I've hurt my lower back a number of times over the past decade. Each comeback included overhead squats. As I've mentioned before in previous posts to this blog, overhead squats are an awesome proprioception exercise. They require and, done properly, develop great strength and flexibility. Barbell overhead squats with a snatch grip are all that's needed, but for a change of pace and a greater test of shoulder flexibility, they can be done with kettlebells or dumbbells.
Posted by Boris at 9:30 PM