In the sport of Weightlifting both lifts finish overhead. In either lift, a faulty overhead position can either cause a missed lift or a lift that is declared a miss by not being solidly supported on locked out arms. Either way, it is worth developing a strong overhead receiving position for both the snatch and the clean and jerk. In the snatch the arms are at a wider position on the bar to decrease bar travel and increase the ability to support the weight overhead in a squat. The top inside edges of the shoulder blades should be tightened together and the arms should extend out roughly 45 degrees to the vertical. The orientation of the elbows may vary slightly from lifter to lifter but in most cases athletes should work towards external rotation of the shoulder. At the elbows, this will be viewed as the inside of the elbow facing upward towards the bar or halfway between up and forwards. An internally rotated shoulder position overhead is usually due to a forwardly inclined torso position in the squat and can be addressed with squat mobility improvement. In the clean and jerk, the overhead position is shoulder width or slightly wider and is typically a much easier position for most athletes to achieve. Poor lockouts overhead in the jerk are almost always attributed to tightness in the shoulder girdle. Overhead strength may be built up using a combination of focused mobility drills which may include soft tissue work and stretching and work supporting the barbell overhead.