Overhead Squat

Learn how to perform an overhead squat perfectly with instructions and video by SHOCK Fitness Trainer, Ashley Steele.

How to Overhead Squat

Primary Muscles: Full Body

Exercise Families: Warm Up

Equipment: Bodyweight

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Stand in good posture and lift both arms overhead along an arc. Bend forward at the waist to touch the toes with the hands.

  2. Activate the core and contract the abdominals to stabilize the spine. Slowly begin to inhale, push the hips back and down—allow the knees to bend naturally and the trunk to lean forward.

  3. Continue lowering into the squat as far as possible maintaining proper posture and balance. Hold the down-position briefly. Slowly begin to exhale and drive both feet through the floor to press the body to the starting position. Repeat this functional movement for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  4. You should feel this activating your core, glutes, hips arms, and shoulders. 

Alternative Exercises:

Squat  Walkout

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