Body Parts

Step-by-step instructions

1. Stand with feet outside shoulder width and toes turned out about 15 degrees.
2. Bend your hips back and let your knees bend as needed until you can grasp the bar at shoulder width. Your torso should be almost parallel to the floor with your chest up.
3. Keeping your lower back in its natural arch, push your hips forward to raise the bar to lockout.
4. To begin each subsequent rep, push your hips back and lower the bar to mid-shin level. Do not bend your knees more and make it a deadlift—the movement must come almost entirely from your hips.