Purpose: To work the lower back and develop the upper back and traps.

Execution: With the barbell in front of you, grasp the bar at shoulder width apart with one hand in an overhand grip and the other in an underhand grip; with the knees bent and keeping your upper body as upright as possible, initiate the rep driving through your heels; straighten up until you are standing upright; hold this position for a moment before lowering the weight slowly and under control; keep the bar as close to your legs/shins as possible. IMPORTANT: make sure to keep your back completely straight at all times during this exercise.

 

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