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Overhead Squat

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The overhead squat is one of the most difficult squat variations you can do. It requires both hip and shoulder flexibility, as well as strong shoulders and hips—which makes it a perfect accessory lift for Olympic weightlifters and CrossFitters.

Pro tip: If you have never attempted an overhead squat before, don’t load the barbell with any weight, or do it with a broom handle rather than a barbell. Make sure you warm up your hips and shoulders thoroughly before attempting this exercise.