- Start by standing with your feet about hip-width apart, with a barbell in front of you.
- Bend down and grab the barbell with an overhand grip, your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Keep your back straight and your shoulders down as you grip the bar.
- Stand up straight, lifting the barbell off the ground and pulling it toward your hips. Keep your elbows close to your body and your shoulders down as you do this.
- Once the barbell is at your hips, raise your shoulders as high as you can, holding the position for a moment.