PreparationGrasp barbell with wide overhand grip and stand upright with feet about shoulderwide apart. Press barbell up above head on hold it with extended arms slightly behind the head.
ExecutionBend knees and hip, move hip backward and knees forward until thighs are parallel to floor. Viewed from the side the arms now remain about perpendicular to floor Keep back straight. Return, keep knees slightly flexed. Repeat.
Variations / CommentsLook ahead throughout motion. Keep weight on heels. Let knees point in same direction as feet. Keep arms extended.
|Synergist||Gluteus Maximus | Hip Adductors | Soleus|
|Stabilizers||Erector Spinae | Rectus Abdominis | Obliques | Hamstrings | Gastrocnemius | Deltoid, Anterior | Deltoid, Lateral | Deltoid, Posterior | Trapezius, Upper | Trapezius, Middle | Trapezius, Lower|