- Stand with shoulder width or narrower stance on 5" to
8" (13-20 cm) platform with feet flat beneath bar. Bend
over and grasp barbell with shoulder width or slightly wider
overhand or mixed grip.
- With knees bent, lift bar by extending at hips until standing
upright. Pull shoulders back at top of lift if rounded. Extend
knees at top if desired. Lower bar to top of feet by bending
hips. Bend knees slightly during descent and keep waist straight,
flexing only slightly at bottom. Repeat.
- Throughout lift keep arms and back straight. Lower back may
bend slightly during full hip flexion. Quadriceps can be kept
bent throughout movement. See Dangerous
Exercise Essay. Also see Straight
Back Stiff Leg Deadlift.