- Hold barbell down in front, arms straight with shoulder width
or slightly wider overhand grip. Stand with feet together. Lift
leg slightly so foot is just off floor.
- Lower bar to floor while raising lifted leg back behind.
Keep back straight and knee of supporting leg slightly bent.
Keep hip and knee of lifted leg extended throughout movement.
Once stretch is felt or barbell contacts floor, return to original
position by raising torso while lowering lifted leg. Straighten
knee of supporting leg as torso becomes upright. Repeat.
- Throughout lift, keep arms and back straight. Do not lower
weight beyond mild stretch throughout hamstrings. Full range
of motion will vary from person to person. Those with less
flexibility may need to bend knee of supporting leg more
so barbell can contact floor. At top of movement, lifted foot
can make contact with floor to maintain balance between repetitions.