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How Close to Perpendicular?


#1

doing overhead squats how close to being perpendicular to the ground should your back be?


#2

Perfectly vertical.

I dunno really. If you've done the snatch tnen the squat-under/recovery phase is about what you're looking for. Bottom line really, just keep your back arched and tight, with your head up. Keep your balance. Whatever else happens, happens.


#3


I am not oly guy, but I've seen people reference this chick before...


#4

Your position will depend on the height of your heel too. If you lift with OL shoes, you are gonna be more vertical, than if you are barefoot.

This is a video of me OHS.

http://s65.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0SNYL8JT5DNDZ182UHY5FG20NZ


#5

Coach Davies original article on OHS has a pic of him doing them and his back is pretty neutral... He also does the walking ones with the barbell overhead...
I would say it depends on you shoulder flexibility and the length of your trunk area (shoulders to waist)

I love doing them since they humble you in a heartbeat :stuck_out_tongue:


#6

Krollmonster:

Nice video, dude. Man, your gym allows that shit?! Bumper plates and all :stuck_out_tongue:

What are you repping in that vid? 115 or 135? IMO very good form and you look like a big ass mofo LOL.

My goal is at least 185+ (currently at 3 sets of 10 when I'm feeling "on")

Don't you find "stretching the bar" (trying to actually rip it apart) helps with your form?


#7

That's an awesome video man!

Very impressive.

  • Mark

#8

what is that ur lifting