- Grasp barbell from rack or deadlift
from floor with shoulder width to wide overhand grip. Stand with
shoulder width or narrower stance.
- Lower bar to top of feet by bending hips. Bend knees during
descent and keep waist straight so back is parallel to floor
at lowest position. Lift bar by extending at hips and knees until
standing upright. Pull shoulders back slightly if rounded. Repeat.
- Throughout lift, keep arms and back straight. Wider grip
allows for slightly fuller range of motion (descent). Also see
very similar Straight-back
- Spine (Thoracic, Lumbar)
- Scapula & Clavicle