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      Get Healthy on GOOD DAY: Overhead Squat

      The overhead squat can be one of the most challenging exercises, but by starting slow with only a little weight it can be a very effective addition to your workout.


      "With the bar in the overhead position, it's obviously not going to be as much weight as you could squat with if it was on your back so it's going to be a lot safer on your knees, a lot safer on your joints but at the same time, you're actually working your body twice as hard when doing overhead squats," said Kris Morrill, fitness coach.

      Start with your shoulders active, abs in tight and your feet shoulder width apart. Keep the bar over the midline of your body as you squat down and come back up. All the weight should be in your heels with your low back tight.

      It's a great core exercise. With the bar so far from the floor, you must rely on your midsection to keep it steady. But you don't need a lot of weight for the movement to be effective. Start with a PVC pipe or broom then work up to a bar and weights.

      "You may find that your flexibility's not that great so you have to have a real wide grip on the bar that's not necessarily great for your shoulders but if you keep the weight light, you'll still get the benefit of the overhead squat when keeping the shoulders safe," said Morrill.

      Do you have a health or wellness question? Email me at mkendall@wfxl.Com. Melanie kendall, fox 31 news.


      "With the bar in the overhead position, it's obviously not going to be as much weight as you could squat with if it was on your back so it's going to be a lot safer on your knees, a lot safer on your joints but at the same time, you're actually working your body twice as hard when doing overhead squats," said Kris Morrill, fitness coach.

      Start with your shoulders active, abs in tight and your feet shoulder width apart. Keep the bar over the midline of your body as you squat down and come back up. All the weight should be in your heels with your low back tight.

      It's a great core exercise. With the bar so far from the floor, you must rely on your midsection to keep it steady. But you don't need a lot of weight for the movement to be effective. Start with a PVC pipe or broom then work up to a bar and weights.

      "You may find that your flexibility's not that great so you have to have a real wide grip on the bar that's not necessarily great for your shoulders but if you keep the weight light, you'll still get the benefit of the overhead squat when keeping the shoulders safe," said Morrill.

      Do you have a health or wellness question? Email me at mkendall@wfxl.Com. Melanie kendall, fox 31 news.

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