Skill level
Strength Training
Barbell, Dumbbells, Kettlebells
Body Parts
Back, Biceps, Shoulders, Traps

Step-by-step instructions

1. You can do this exercise with dumbbells, kettlebells, or a barbell. Set your feet at shoulder-width apart. Grasp the weight with an overhand grip and hold it in front of your body.
2. Brace your core, and fire the muscles in your shoulders and upper back, and raise the bar to shoulder height. Do not hinge at the hips—make sure to concentrate the motion in your shoulders and back.