Maggie Dabe from CrossFit Fairfax is one of CrossFit HQ’s traveling seminar trainers. Originally from Ecuador, she explains our standard cues and faults for the overhead squat entirely in Spanish.
The mechanics of the overhead squat are identical to the air squat and front squat. The key difference is that the barbell must be stabilized overhead. For this to be effective, the shoulders must be elevated as much as possible, with the arms straight. Any bend to the elbows or relaxation of the shoulders reduces performance instantly.
The heavier the bar is, the more important it is to keep the weight on the heels, and the more core stability is required to maintain effective mechanics. In fact, the core stability requirements of the overhead squat makes it one of the best “ab exercises” known.
This series is our first venture into foreign-language instruction in a video. The rest of the nine core movements will be included.
Maggie Dabe explica las sentadillas sobre la cabeza en Español.