||Target (primary)||Lower back||Target (secondary)||Glutes, Hamstrings, Quadriceps, Middle back, Latissimus Dorsi,|
|Plane of motion||Sagittal plane
How is it performed?
- Place your feet flat beneath the loaded barbell.
- Keep your back straight as squat down to above parallel and grasp the bar with a should width or slightly wider with an overhand grip (if this is too difficult, use a mixed grip)
- Lift the bar from the ground by hinging your hips forward, extending your knees and raising your torso – pull the shoulder blades back and your chest out by squeezing your back muscles at the top.
- Bring the barbell back to the ground by leaning your torso forwarded, pushing your hips back and bending at the knees – keep your back straight at all times.
Never round the back and always use perfect form to prevent back injury – never use more weight than you can lift properly.
Be careful with this exercise if you already have (lower) back problems.
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