Overhead Squats for Shoulder Strength

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Overhead squats are a great way to give yourself a little additional shoulder strength. Learn about using overhead squats for shoulder strength with help from an experienced fitness professional in this free video clip.

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Hey, welcome back to the Cave Camp. I'm Coach PJ at CPJ Fitness in San Diego, California. Today, we're going to do overhead squats for the shoulder. Alright. Now, I'm going to demonstrate an overhead, constant overhead with the weight integrated with the squat. So, I'm going to use a medicine ball. What you're going to do is have your legs wide outside the hips, everything parallel. When you squat, you do not want the heels to come up. You want to keep those heels down. You have the arms fully extended up and you go right into your squat and breath. You want to keep that back straight and when you go down, you push your rear out and keep that weight above the head. This is a great way to work the shoulders, the legs and your core because you have to stabilize this weight that's above your head. This is a great shoulder bleed. This is your movement right here. You have to counter-balance with the weight, you have to be careful with the weight, don't go too crazy on it 'cause you have to negotiate it and it's going to be a little heavy and challenging especially when you drop into the squat. And again, you want to breath throughout the movement and keep the abs tight. Good luck! Once again, I'm Coach PJ at CPJ Fitness and I just showed you the overhead squat for shoulder strength.

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