- Stand with shoulder width or narrower stance with feet flat
beneath bar. Grasp bar with shoulder width or slightly wider
mixed grip or slightly wider. Disengage bar by rotating bar back.
- Return weight toward floor by bending hips back while allowing
knees to bend forward slightly, keeping back straight and knees
pointed same direction as feet. Lift bar by extending hips and
knees to full extension. Pull shoulders back at top of lift if
rounded. Return and repeat.
- Throughout lift, keep hips low, shoulders high, arms and
back straight. Knees should point same direction as feet throughout
movement. Keep bar close to body to improve mechanical leverage.
See Smith Deadlift
under Erector Spinae. Also see Deadlift