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Elbow Position in the Overhead Squat

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ByCrossFit June 29, 2020

At a CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course at CrossFit HQ on Feb. 2, 2020, Joe Westerlin (CF-L4) spots an inefficient elbow position in the overhead squat. He cues the participant to “keep those elbows locked” during another attempt with the PVC.


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May 15th, 2022 at 10:29 am
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Chris Sinagoga
May 11th, 2022 at 2:32 am
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Mickey, the elbows straight is just about creating tension in the shoulders. Externally rotate the shoulders (elbow pits up to the ceiling, elbow tips towards the ground) and keep them spun the entire time as best as you can and that will go a long way towards keeping tension. Also, mashing your biceps and elbow and forearms with a barbell will get those boys straight for you.


Also a side note, Joe was one of the interns at my first ever L-1 in 2010. A few other notable ones there as well. Cool to see how they climb up the ladder over time.

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Mickey Ferguson
May 11th, 2022 at 1:13 am
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Any tips for those of us whose elbows simply won't go 100% straight and won't lock? It's something I've struggled with since I started CrossFit 10 years ago.

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Guy Harvey
June 30th, 2020 at 6:25 pm
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...and when I correct my wife on anything she gets upset! 😅

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Grant Shymske
June 30th, 2020 at 1:12 pm
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Simple, effective!

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Troy Work
June 30th, 2020 at 11:51 am
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Joe is the 🐐

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Kevin Morgan
July 26th, 2020 at 1:11 pm

Agreed. He was at my l1 course.

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