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22 Leg Exercises for Women

How to Do an Overhead Squat

This version of the overhead squat incorporates a medicine ball to the basic squat to add a strengthening component to the motion. The exercises requires holding the ball above your head while lowering your legs into a "sitting" position.

How to Do an Overhead Squat Step One

Step 1

Stand up with feet shoulder width apart, toes slightly pointed out and medicine ball overhead.

How to Do an Overhead Squat Step Two

Step 2

Hold the ball overhead as you bend your knees and push your hips back as if sitting in a chair.

How to Do an Overhead Squat Step Three

Step 3

Return to start position.

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