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Barbell Overhead Squat 101 Video Tutorial

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Barbell Overhead Squat
Barbell Overhead Squat

Exercise Synopsis

Target Muscle Group

Quads

Secondary Targets

Execution

Compound

Force Type

Push

Required Equipment

Barbell

Fitness Level

Intermediate

Variations

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Stopwatch

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Overview

The barbell overhead squat is a compound exercise that targets the quads, glutes, and hamstrings. It is performed by holding a barbell overhead while squatting down and then back up. This exercise is a great way to build strength and muscle mass in the lower body, To perform the barbell overhead squat, start with your feet shoulder-width apart and a barbell held overhead with your arms extended. Slowly squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor, keeping your back straight and your core engaged. Then, push through your heels to return to the starting position, The barbell overhead squat is a challenging exercise, but it is also very effective. If you are new to this exercise, start with a light weight and gradually increase the weight as you get stronger. Be sure to keep your form correct to avoid injury, Here are some tips for performing the barbell overhead squat, Start with a weight that you can comfortably lift for 8-12 repetitions, Keep your back straight and your core engaged throughout the movement, Do not let your knees go past your toes, Pause at the bottom of the squat and then push through your heels to return to the starting position, Repeat for the desired number of repetitions, The barbell overhead squat is a great way to build strength and muscle mass in the lower body. If you are looking for a challenging exercise that will help you reach your fitness goals, give the barbell overhead squat a try.

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Variations

Variations of fitness exercises refer to different ways of performing a specific exercise or movement to target various muscle groups, intensities, or goals. These variations aim to challenge the body differently, prevent plateaus, and cater to individuals with varying fitness levels.

EQUIPMENT

Barbell

EXECUTION

Compound

FITNESS LEVEL

Intermediate

Alternatives

Alternative exercises in fitness refer to different movements or activities that target similar muscle groups or serve the same training purpose as the primary exercise. These alternative exercises can be used as substitutes when the original exercise is unavailable or challenging to perform due to various reasons such as equipment limitations, injuries, or personal preferences.

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