Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Last nights training included overhead squats. As usual we did the technique using the broomsticks and then moved onto the 15 kg O-bar. It always surprises me how different the exercise feels under load and I really didn't feel that comfortable with the movement. My hips seem to be taking a long time to warm up to the squat and while I do get to the box early and warm up I think I need a bit more time to get the depth that is required. It wasn't just my hips that didn't like it though; it just felt wrong. As I felt uncomfortable I modified to front squats instead.
I know that I am able to perform these with the broomstick so the homework I have set for myself is to do these at a lower weight, even if I just use my regular bar at home (which is about 5 kg) and build from there. Of course, I have to practice the snatch as well. I'll have to add this to my current homework of box jumps and wall walks.