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Overhead Squat


Description: The Overhead Squat is a functional exercise which helps you in a lot of daily activities. It helps you develop movement and stability which stands out more than on a regular squat. It is a fantastic exercise for developing speed and power; both of which are desired by all golfers. Overhead Squats are a great bang for your buck because you will work the typical muscles of a squat like legs, glutes and core, but you'll have an added benefit of strengthening your arms and shoulders along with preventing weakness in your upper back muscles.

Summary:
  1. Start by taking a wide stance with your toes angled out a bit. Place a bar over your head with your arms pointing straight up. You should have a wide grip with your hands. It is important to use a weight that you can control and that won't lead to bad form and injury. It's advisable to start with no weight actually until form is perfected.
  2. Keeping the bar behind your head and your arms and back straight squat down by bending your knees until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
  3. Push back up into a straight position by straightening your legs. Come up to the count of 1 and go down to the count of 3. Perform 3 sets of 6-8 repetitions and gradually add weight each week if possible.
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