- Bend knees slightly and bend over bar with back straight,
approximately horizontal. Grasp bar with wide overhand grip.
- Keeping upper arm perpendicular to torso, pull barbell up
toward upper chest until upper arms are just beyond horizontal.
Return and repeat.
- If upper arm travels closer than perpendicular to trunk,
becomes involved. Elbows should be raised directly lateral to
shoulders. Positioning torso at 45° is not sufficient angle
to target rear deltoids. Keep torso bent over approximately horizontal.
Knees are bent in effort to keep low back straight (See Hamstring
Inflexibility). If low back becomes rounded due to tight
hamstrings, either knees should be bent more or torso may not
be positioned as low. If low back is rounded due to poor form,
to standing position and lower torso into horizontal position
with knees bent and back straight. Much lighter resistance is
required as Barbell