Wednesday 20 January 2016

Foundational Movement

Overhead Squat

Set-up:

  • The stance is with the heels at shoulder width
  • Full extension at hips and knees
  • Bar held overhead, in the frontal plane, with a wide grip
  • Active shoulders (armpits forward and shoulders push up into the bar)
  • Elbows locked
  • Weight on heels
  • Keep the chest up and brace the abdominals to maintain a neutral spine

Execution:

  • Maintain constant upward pressure and active shoulders to support the load
  • Bar remains in the frontal plane or slightly behind
  • Hips travel back and down
  • Bottom of squat is when the hip crease is below the top of the kneecap (“below parallel”)
  • Knees stay in line with the feet
  • Head position is neutral

Finish:

  • Return to full extension at the hips and knees with the bar held overhead in the frontal plane to complete the movement

Strength

OHS: 5-4-3-2-1

Rest 1-2 minutes between sets, increase reps each set

WOD

8 min AMRAP

8 Bar facing burpees (Not lateral)

8 OHS (95/65)

 

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