If you want to get better at overall fitness and prevent injuries, you need to work on your overhead stability. Overhead stability is a combination of building great scapular strength, endurance, and shoulder mobility and position. The movements in this workout tackle those areas in different ways; these movements have been some of my go-to movements for overhead stability and strength for some time.
This workout includes the following:
- Dynamic Load Overhead Carry – The dynamic load will make those scapula’s have to stabilize more than just a traditional overhead carry
- Wall Facing Shoulder Taps – A terrific closed chain isometric lead into handstand walking. Keep your core tight and push through the ground with your hands
- Feet on Box Deficit HSPU – I love this as a way to build a strong overhead position with a closed chain approach. Use plates or bars.
- Half Kneeling Bottom Up Press – great for coordinating grip strength and shoulder stability.
- I like to use this circuit for a warm up or cool down on days when I focus more on my upper body.
I hope you enjoy this workout, and definitely experiment with the reps and loads to make it work for you. Let me know what you think.