- Stand between lever handles with shoulder width or narrower
stance. Squat down and grasp handles to each side. Stand upright
with arms straight down to sides.
- Bow forward by bending hips. Bend knees slightly during descent
and keep waist straight, flexing low back at bottom. With knees
slightly bent, raise torso by extending at waist, then hips,
gradually extending knees until standing upright. Pull shoulders
back slightly if rounded. Repeat.
- Lower back may bend slightly during hip flexion phase. Target
muscle is exercised isometrically if lower back does not bend.
Begin with light weight and add additional weight gradually to
allow adequate adaptation.
Throughout lift, keep arms straight. Knee can be kept bent throughout
movement. Do not stand behind lever handles. Do not pause or
bounce at bottom of lift. Do not lower weight beyond mild stretch
throughout hamstrings and back When finished with set, dismount
by lowering weight with knees bent and low back straight. Full
range of motion will vary from person to person. Those with less
flexibility may have to bend knees more or they may not even
need to stand on platform. See Dangerous