- Stand on platform under loaded trap bar. Squat down until
thighs are just past parallel to floor with knees pointed same
direction as feet and feet flat on platform. Grasp handles to
sides. Posture chest up with back arched tightly.
- Lift weight upward by extending knees and hips until straight.
Pull shoulders back at top of lift if rounded. Return weight
to floor by bending hips back, while allowing knees to bend forward
slightly, keeping back straight and knees pointed same direction
as feet. Repeat.
- An inverted squared open-ended trap bar is used in this demonstration.
Keep head facing forward, back straight and feet flat on floor;
equal distribution of weight through forefoot and heel. Knees
should point same direction as feet throughout movement. See
Squat Analysis. Also
see Trap Bar Deadlift.