- Holding a barbell with a pronated grip (palms facing down), bend your knees slightly and bring your torso forward by bending at the waist. Ensure that you are keeping the back straight until it is almost parallel to the floor. This is your starting position.
- Keeping the torso stationary, lift the barbell towards your torso. Keep your elbows close to the body and only use the forearms to hold the weight. At the top contracted position, squeeze the back muscles and hold for a brief pause.
- Slowly lower the barbell to the starting position.
- Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.
Do not bounce up and down to get the bar up and down, and do NOT perform this exercise if you have back issues!