- 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 weights
to floor by bending hips back while allowing knees to bend forward.
- 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.