- 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 extend knees and hips until straight.
Pull shoulders back at top of lift if rounded. Return to floor
by bending knees forward while allowing hips to bend back behind.
- 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