- Stand with shoulder width or narrower stance with feet flat
beneath bar. Grasp bar with shoulder width or slightly wider
mixed grip or slightly wider. Disengage bar by rotating bar back.
- Return weight toward floor
by bending hips back while allowing knees to bend forward slightly,
keeping back straight and knees pointed same direction as feet.
Lift bar by extending hips and knees to full extension. Pull
shoulders back at top of lift if rounded. Return and repeat.
- Throughout lift keep hips low, shoulders high, arms and back
straight. Knees should point same direction as feet throughout
movement. Keep bar close to body to improve mechanical leverage.
Also see Deadlift
under Erector Spinae.