Medicine ball overhead squat

STRENGTH

Benefits:

  1. Improves full body strength.
  2. Improves full body definition.
  3. Improves coordination between shoulders and hips.
  4. Improves full body power production.


Pre-Requisites:

  • Absence of shoulder pain.
  • No excessive tension in shoulder joints.
  • No excessive tension in calves/quads/lower back.


Preparation:

  1. Extend the medicine ball directly in front of your body with arms almost straight, slight bend in the elbows.
  2. Begin exercise at the bottom of a classic squat.


How to Do Movement:

  1. Standing up out of a squat while breathing out, extend arms up over your head while keeping arms straight.
  2. Lower arms and return to the bottom while breathing in.

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