The OHS. Sometimes Feared. Often Loved. And often the best looking glass into multiple mobility and core stability issues.
My favorite coaching cue for the OSH? Pull the bar apart with your arms. Why? By doing this simple act, you’re stabilizing your shoulders and torso by applying an isometric force upon the bar. This in turn activates and aligns your muscles to help bear the load and keep it directly overhead…AND it helps you maintain balance of that bar directly over your feet.
In the words of Coach Glassman, “Your max overhead squat is an excellent measure of your core stability and control and ultimately your ability to generate effective and efficient athletic power.”
Check out more info on OHS 101 in the CrossFit Journal article: The Overhead Squat.
WOD: 15 RM OHS ; KBS / GHR / Snatches