The Overhead Squat may be categorized as a leg exercise, but it is one of the best shoulder and upper body developers. Simply keeping the weight overhead will guarantee supreme shoulder stability and development. If you are an athlete looking to get some serious shoulder strength or a fighter with a serious need to develop shoulder endurance, look no further than the overhead squat.
Body Parts Used:
Shoulders, Triceps, Core, Legs
Bring a kettlebell overhead in your right arm
Slightly lean away from the bell and squat as low as you can keeping the arm with the kettlebell vertical.
Stand back up while keeping your eyes on the kettlebell overhead
Perform as many reps as you'd like and repeat on other side.
Keep your core tight throughout the duration. Make sure your arm stays tight into your shoulder. The goal is to keep your torso as vertical as possible but it is ok to lean slightly. However, don't turn this into a windmill or bent press.
Mark de Grasse is the owner of MyMadMethods.com, My Mad Methods Magazine, and My Mad Methods Productions. In addition to being a certified trainer specializing in kettlebells and bodyweight training, Mark is also the chief editor and designer of both the website, magazine, and My Mad Methods Productions DVDs. Find out more.