Common compensations observed in the Overhead Squat

The videos below visually describe some of the common compensations that occur during the execution of the Overhead Squat. If these compensations occur during the screen it is an indication that they have a faulty movement pattern and are being forced to compensate for it. The coach should look for the following:

  1. Do the feet stay aligned?
  2. Do the knees stay over the feet?
  3. Do the heels remain on the floor?
  4. Do the hips reach lower than parallel?
  5. Does the torso remain within the base of support?
  6. Do the arms remain overhead?