The Best Exercises You Will Ever Do: 1-arm Overhead Squat


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Now for the exercise. Today’s Best Exercise You Will Ever Do is the 1-arm overhead squat

Execution: Take a normal squat stance, and hold a small weight straight overhead. Squat as low as possible, aiming to touch the floor, while at the same time keeping the dumbell straight up over your center of gravity

What it’s good for: Increasing thoracic extension through the squatting movement, especially if the person has a tendency to round their spines forward during the descent. Also good for shoulder stability in an overhead position without having to go through a traumatic range of motion.

What it’s not good for: Increasing your ability to look cool while wearing a “Mr. Ordinary” T-shirt like the one I’m rocking in the video. Nothing is as cool as the Mr. Mister people. Nothing.

About deansomerset

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Post-Rehab Specialist, personal trainer and probably the coolest guy my mom knows, I try to impart a little knowledge with a sense of humor to keep people reading. I've always thought if it's something that can grab your attention, you're gonna remember it tomorrow!!
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One Response to The Best Exercises You Will Ever Do: 1-arm Overhead Squat

  1. allie says:

    Never done this- will have to try it, thanks!

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