Wednesday, August 7

A lot of you struggle with the overhead squat and it is sometimes hard to diagnose the main issue that makes it hard for you. Is it your ankles, hips, shoulders, back, etc... Check out this article from Diane Fu explaining what joints need to move well in the overhead squat and how to figure out where your problems lie. Once you can figure out where you need to mobilize, then the real work begins. You have to dedicate serious time to make a change in stiff joints or tight muscles. It doesn't happen by stretching for 30 seconds a day. If you want to make this movement easier, figure out your problem and attack it. Here's a good video to get you started with shoulder mobility.

Workout for Wednesday, August 7 Front Squat 5x6 @ 65%

WOD 21-15-9 Power Snatches (115/85) Bar Hop Burpee