Overhead Squats and L-sits

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The overhead squat is unparalleled in its demand on the stabilizers of the torso, and reflects the athlete’s ability to functionally apply the strength they posses in the extenders of their hips and legs.  The L-sit is likewise a measure of core strength where the demand is maintaining the integrity of the connection between the pelvis and the low back.  Suitable goals for these movements would be a bodyweight overhead squat and a one minute L-sit, with elite efforts being a set of 15 overhead squats at bodyweight and a three-minute L-sit.

Weights above are in kilograms.

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Chloe and Katie demonstrate the excellent focus need to perform well with this lift, and Connie demonstrates the equally important ability to escape a failed lift! 

We had a bunch of PR’s today, good work!

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