Main muscles worked: Quads, glutes, hamstrings, erector spinae
How to perform it?
- Take a wide stance, but keep your hands narrow (about shoulder width)
- Bend your knees until you find a comfortable position where you feel strong
- Keep your back as straight as possible and the bar as close to your body during the entire movement
- Keep the bar close to your body and pretend like you’re going to spread the floor when lifting the bar up.
Note: Lifting with a rounded back is not necessarily dangerous. We’re all different, some backs are straighter than others. What’s important is that your back stays in a neutral position during the enitre movement. Focus more on that, rather than chasing the “perfect” straight back.
In this video I use a overhand grip where both palms are facing towards me. You can use whatever grip you’re comfortable with. Some people prefer a mixed grip, as this makes them feel stronger.