Overhead squats

Level: 1 2 3

Shoulders, Back, Hips

Starting position:

Standing facing the anchor point

Strap length:

Fully lengthened

Functional classification:



Feet at pelvic width. Grip at waist level.
Lift your arms up, tilt your body back;
Do a squat, keeping your arms up.
Strong active plank, keep your body tilted, pelvis at knee level.

Recommended load:


Benefits of exercise

A level 2 weightlifter on FISIO functional hinges is performed at an angle with outstretched arms above his head.

Thanks to this exercise, it will be easier for you to master the technique in such an exercise as the "over head" squat. Many athletes lack stretching of the upper body, which hinders their development in gaining new skills. By doing this exercise, you will be able to improve the mobility of the shoulder joint, learn how to keep the correct position, and increase the overall endurance of the body.  

For those who train on loops, this exercise can be included in circular complexes or various sets to develop endurance. All dynamic exercises, in which the arms are stretched up over the head, increase the pulse rate and require a lot of energy. Thereby developing the cardiorespiratory system and improving metabolism.