Quad Exercises

Overhead Squat

In this version of the squat you hold the bar overhead as you perform the exercise.

Overhead Squat - Step 1 Overhead Squat - Step 2


  1. Stand with your feet a bit wider than shoulder width apart with your toes pointed slightly outward.
  2. Grasp a barbell using a wide side snatch grip with your arms and elbows fully extended.
  3. Keeping the bar overhead, bend your knees and lower your body until your thighs are parallel with the floor.
  4. Return to starting position.


  • Keep your feet firmly planted on the floor throughout this exercise. Keep your abs drawn in your back tight and your chest up you perform this exercise.

Overhead Squat - Muscles Worked

Primary Muscle: Quads
Secondary Muscle: Lower Back, Calves, Abs, Shoulders, Glutes, Hamstrings, Triceps
Equipment Type: Barbell

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