Resistance Band Overhead Squat

Resistance Band Overhead Squat


This exercise involves standing on a resistance band with feet shoulder-width apart and holding the band overhead with arms straight. Squat down while keeping the band taut and then return to standing position. This exercise targets the lower body muscles and also engages the core and upper body.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Resistance Band Overhead Squat Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and place the resistance band above your head, holding onto the ends with both hands.
  2. Engage your core and keep your arms straight as you lower into a squat, keeping your knees in line with your toes.
  3. As you stand back up, press the resistance band overhead, keeping your arms straight and your shoulders down.
  4. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Resistance Band Overhead Squat Form & Visual

Resistance Band Overhead Squat

Resistance Band Overhead Squat Benefits

  • Strengthens the lower body muscles, including the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Engages the core muscles for added stability and strength
  • Increases flexibility in the hips and ankles
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels and abilities
  • Requires minimal equipment and can be done at home or in a gym

Resistance Band Overhead Squat Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves
  • Core
  • Shoulders
  • Triceps

Resistance Band Overhead Squat Variations & Alternatives

  • Resistance Band Front Squat
  • Resistance Band Back Squat
  • Resistance Band Goblet Squat
  • Resistance Band Sumo Squat
  • Resistance Band Bulgarian Split Squat
  • Resistance Band Jump Squat
  • Resistance Band Pistol Squat
  • Resistance Band Lateral Squat
  • Resistance Band Curtsy Squat