EP.35 | Fix Your Overhead Positioning with Zach & James Tatum!

How's your Overhead Squat or Snatch looking?

Zach Long, physical therapist and CrossFit coach, joins us with 3-time USA National Champion James Tatum for this week's Bar Tip Tuesday.  The pair of them delve into overhead position on the overhead squat and the snatch.

James is definitely a proponent of spending time down in the bottom of the squat to increase comfortability in the bottom, as well as reinforcing correct positions.  Here are a few points that he points out in the video above in regards to the bottom position:

  • Weight on the feet is balanced

  • Hips are sitting BETWEEN the ankles & he's vertically stacked

  • By allowing the knees to come forward, Zach can maintain a more vertical torso

They also touch on one of the COMMON FAULTS of rolling the shoulders forward and how it may result in anterior (front) shoulder pain.  Check it out!

A little bit more on Zach...

Dr. Zach Long is a physical therapist and CrossFit coach located in Charlotte, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in exercise and sport science, and East Carolina University, where he earned his doctorate in physical therapy. He specializes in improving athletic performance and injury rehab of athletes from Olympians to weekend warriors.

Check out the Barbell Physio HERE

James Tatum (@jamestatumusa)
3X US National Champion