The Overhead Squat

I was practicing overhead squats today. It seems that I’m always practicing them and never really trying max weight.

My wife watches sometimes and never fails to find faults in my technique. “You’re too far over on your toes!”, she’ll tell me. Sometimes we argue about it. She usually wins though, as usual. Regardless, she’s right. Perhaps I am too far on my toes, but no matter how hard I try, it never feels right. I’m just going to face it - the overhead squat is hard. It’s damn hard.

There are some great articles and videos available on the net discussing the overhead squat, but today, during my search for another article to maybe help me get my technique right, I found this article. It’s by Dan John, the Strength Coach and Head Track and Field Coach at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper, Utah. Not the mo