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Overhead squats-hard on the delts

If I'm following a program similar to FrankieNY's would doing o/h squats on leg day result in overtraing the shoulders. It may sound like stupid question but I've NEVER done them bfore and fancy giving them a try.

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    RE: Overhead squats-hard on the delts 2003/12/23 18:33:46 (permalink)
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    tuffnut:

    Yes. Your shoulders need rest to grow. Remember they get hammered on push day and worked pretty hard on pull day too. Let 'em rest on leg day my friend.

    The only exception to this would be if increasing your overhead squat was your number one priority and if shoulder growth was of lesser or no importance.
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    RE: Overhead squats-hard on the delts 2003/12/23 18:41:42 (permalink)
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    I believe that both overhead squats and power snatches are fine on the leg day. You're not gonna overtrain your shoulders - you'll just stretch them a bit by O/H squatting.
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    RE: Overhead squats-hard on the delts 2003/12/23 21:43:47 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by whitehotice

    You're not gonna overtrain your shoulders - you'll just stretch them a bit by O/H squatting.


    I disagree. Supporting weights over your head places a great deal of stress on the delts.
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    RE: Overhead squats-hard on the delts 2003/12/23 22:29:26 (permalink)
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    My routine is pretty similar to frankies standard routine. I train at home and i dont have a squat rack so i kind of clean and jerk the weight above my head and down on my shoulders naturally this seriously works my shoulders. I know i eventually need a squat rack if i went to progress on the squat but its awkard cos i workout in my room and theres not alot of room. Atm im using 60kg for squats at 70kg bw (im fairly new and have particulary weak legs). So should i move my miltary press to leg day or is there any other solutions?

    My current routine is:

    Day 1
    Deadlift
    Bentover Row

    Day 2
    Bench Press
    Military Press

    Day 3
    Back Squats
    sldl
    Situps

    Everything is 3x5 cept deadlifts which are 3x2
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    RE: Overhead squats-hard on the delts 2003/12/24 11:57:30 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the replies. I may give them a try for a while and see if it affects my strength in other areas.

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    RE: Overhead squats-hard on the delts 2003/12/24 12:02:11 (permalink)
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    TIMMEH, you could simply do front squats thus eliminating the need to get the weight overhead. As you're already doing DLs and SLDLs you won't seriously hinder your progress by dropping back squats for now.

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