Easy Drill for Building Overhead Strength

If you have a decent front and back squat but struggle with standing up when you snatch or recovering from a jerk, it’s probably safe to say you have either mobility issues or strength imbalances in your shoulders and upper back.

Using kettlebells to load, and bands to offset the weight, this overhead drill is perfect for athletes who need to improve strength in the tiny stabilizers of the back and shoulders.

Starting out you can vary the grip on the barbell from either your jerk or snatch position, and as you continue to develop strength eventually you can progress to going into a squat.

This exercise should be done either as a static hold or as tempo squats, the slower you move in and out of positions, the more strength you will build!

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