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Strength, balance, and mobility are key to proper technique for overhead movements. You need to feel in control of the barbell and stabilize your spine — this will make you feel secure when performing any overhead movement as your core is tight, arms are locked out and legs are active. There are numerous ways to practice overhead stability, as Tia-Clair Toomey — CrossFit Games 2017 champion — showed in an Instagram post. By using two weights on each side, Tia strengthens her core and balance, so that neither of the bumper plates touch the floor.

Main Image: Tia-Clair Toomey/Facebook