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Overhead Squat Issues


#1

I'd like to add some overhead squatting to my training but have found some flexibility issues and can't perform a full squat. I believe i could be a little more flexible in my shoulders and have a greater arch in my back... but... my issue is mainly with the anterior muscles in my shins. Every time I do that damn squat my tibialis ant. contracts so hard i can't continue the squat.

Is this actually my tib. ant., lack of ankle mobility or some other issue? and any suggestions?
Thanks fellas


#2

One thing that helped me (I can't overhead squat much weight, but I can do a full depth overhead squat) was ankle mobility drills everyday, band shoulder dislocates, and taking a really freaking wide grip on the bar. I mean really wide like pinkies to the edge of the knurling (almost to the collars).