Exercise of the Week: Sportband Overhead Squat

As most any educated member of the fitness industry will tell you, a squat is much more than just a leg exercise.  In fact, it could be considered a “total body” exercise.  Many muscles in both the upper and lower body are fully active during a squat.

Now lets factor in a sportband.  Sportbands are a great method of applying resistance.  We talk about them a lot on the blog and the main site.  They work well because of their portability and durability, but also because they can provide resistances from a few pounds to several hundred pounds.  Seriously, a band that provides 200lbs of resistance can practically fit in your coat pocket.  It might look a little weird, but it’ll fit.  I’ll spare you the sportband backstory in this post, but suffice it to say, we’re big fans of sportbands for a number of reasons.

One of the great exercises you can do with them is the Overhead Squat.  The link below will take you to a video from the Hybrid Fitness video database with a full explanation of the movement.

My recommendation would be to start with a light resistance band and move up from there.  Try a few repetitions and make sure your shoulders and back are stable.  Be sure to move slowy through the motion until you get ccomfortable with body position and mechanics.

Overhead Squat Video

Give it a shot and tell us what you think.  If you need to know where to get ultra-high quality sportbands, we recommend you go here. Tell them Hybrid Fitness sent you.

If you want to create videos like this for yourself for yourself, your clients or a blog/website, go here.

Until next time, keep training hard!