Back To Technique

• Stance = between hip width and shoulder width

• Weight in heels

• Back arched/lumbar curve locked in

• Shoulders slightly in front of the bar

• Bar in contact with the shins

• Arms locked straight

• Symmetrical grip outside the knees, just wide enough to not interfere with knees

• Drive through the heels

• Extend legs while hips and shoulders rise at the same rate

• Once the bar passes the knees, the hip opens all the way up

• Bar maintains contact with the legs the entire time

• Head neutral

• On return to the floor, push hips back and shoulders forward slightly; delay the knee bend

• Once bar descends below the knees and the torso angle is set, return the bar down to the setup position