Barbell Overhead Squats
- Place an appropriate amount of weight on a barbell in a squat rack. Position your hands in an overhand grip outside of shoulder-width on the barbell. Before beginning, make sure that your core is tight and your chest is up.
- Push the barbell straight above your head, locking out your elbows. Once you feel stabilized, slowly bend the knees and drive back your hips.
- Once your upper thighs come parallel with the ground, slowly push back up, returning to the starting position.
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