7. Overhead Squat
The overhead squat is a tricky, difficult variation to perform because if not done correctly, you could seriously injure yourself. But it’s worth mastering: This move is crucial for weightlifters, as it helps build strength to complete the snatch and clean and jerk, says Rodocoy.
“When having the weight overhead, your shoulder blades should be squeezed together with arms locked in place; your hands should be aimed towards the ceiling—not driving the weight back; and you also want your head to be poking through your arms to keep the weight in line with your shoulders, hips, and heels,” says Valentin.
Muscles worked: every single muscle in the body.
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