Overhead squats

Level: 1 2 3

Shoulders, Back, Hips

Basic movements:


Starting position:

Standing facing the anchor point

Strap length:

Fully lengthened

Functional classification:



Feet at shoulder width. Grip at waist level.
Hands in straps, palms open;
Lift arms up through the sides, body in a bend;
Do a squat, keeping your hands up.
Strong active plank, palms open;
Keep your body tilted, pelvis at knee level.

Recommended load:


Benefits of exercise

A level 3 weightlifter on FISIO functional hinges is performed at an angle, palms open.

This complex multifunctional exercise works out all the muscles of the body. A similar version of the exercises that athletes use in some sports disciplines is performed using a barbell. The loop version completely eliminates the axial load on the spine, strengthens and develops mobility in the shoulder joint, stretches the pectoral muscles, strengthens the core. 

You can perform this exercise both as an independent one, since it gives a powerful load on the whole body and trains endurance, and as a summing exercise for further work with weights.