"The overhead squat is the ultimate core exercise, the heart of the snatch, and peerless in developing effective athletic movement."
The complex overhead squat will utilize all musculature from head to toe and challenge midline stabilization like no other. A classic standard of elite capacity in the movement is to perform 15 overhead squats at body weight. While many top Games athletes can do this, it remains an intense standard to work towards.
In the video below, James Hobart, demos precise overhead squat technique and points of performance are highlighted. Here are some common faults and how you can work to correct them in becoming more efficient in your form:
Bar moves forward of the front plane (out in front of you)
Push up and pull back on the bar. Try to get the bar over your head as you descend.
Inactive shoulder position
Push up on bar, keep elbows straight and armpits forward. Making sure you keep your lats "on" and elevated