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.
When your trying really hard to focus on your Overhead Stability and @jamesnewbury falls out of the GHD machine head first….??? There was no way I could hold that OH position and laugh at the same time. I wish the camera ? got it. FYI no one got hurt. ?? #gamesprep #crossfitfails #training #crossfit #crossfitgames #crossfitmode @reebokau @roguefitness @jaw_global @rehbandau @xendurance
Main Image: Tia-Clair Toomey/Facebook