Position barbell on back of shoulders from rack or clean barbell from floor with overhand grip and push press bar to back of shoulders. Position feet shoulder width or slightly wider with feet angled outward. Place hands far apart using snatch width grip. Press bar overhead. With bar overhead, squat down in deep squat position with knees pointing outward, same angle as feet.
With back straight, press barbell over head until arm are straight. Return to back of shoulders and repeat.
Adequate hip flexibility is required for this mobility exercise. Spine should remain taut while maintaining deep squat position. Deep squat position requires hip crease to be below knees. Exercise can also begin or end with barbell on back of shoulders although it is typically initiated and terminated with barbell overhead.
- Spine (Thoracic, Lumbar)