Doing squats with a resistance band engages the muscles differently than with weights in the sense that the band produces more resistance as it continues stretch. With weights, such as dumbbells and barbells, the resistance remains the same throughout the repetition because you only have to work against gravity.
Targeted Muscles: Gluteus Maximus, Hamstrings. Quadriceps
Keep your back arched, feet flat and core tight
Stand on the band so that it is under both of your heels
Hold the band overhead with a wide grip – outside of shoulder width
Squat ass-to-the-grass using full range of motion
Drive your heels through the floor to ascend
WHAT IS AN OVERHEAD SQUAT TEST?
The overhead squat test is a simple way to assess your overall function ability and biomechanics. It will give us general understanding of how the kinetic chain of energy works throughout the body.
WHAT DO I NEED?
HOW DO I PERFORM AN OVERHEAD SQUAT?
Watch the video below for detailed instructions of how to perform the movement.
Keep your back straight, chest high and core tight
Your feet should be shoulder width apart
Take a wide grip (outside shoulder width) and hold the stick directly above your head
Squat ass-to-the-grass (if possible) using full range of motion
Keep your feet flat and drive yourself upwards by pushing through the heels
The overhead squat is probably the most difficult two-legged squat to master, as it is an advanced move that requires
strict form and a lot of core strength.
Main Muscles: Gluteus Maximus, Hamstrings, Inner Core, Quadriceps
– Take a wide grip outside of shoulders width
– Lock your elbows
– Keep your core tight, ass out, chest high and back straight
– Squeeze your shoulder blades together throughout the movement while balancing the bar overhead
– Keep your bodyweight on your heels
– Squat ass-to-the-grass