1. Load the barbell on the floor and stand to the left of it with feet hip-width apart.
2. Bend your hips back and lower your body until you can grasp the barbell in its center with your right hand.
3. Brace your core and, keeping your lower back in its natural arch, push through your heels to stand up and lock out your hips.
4. Squeeze the bar hard to keep it from teetering. Focus on keeping your spine straight the entire set—do not bend laterally toward the barbell.