Here is a movement that is oftentimes lost because of the fear of “lifting with your legs and not with your back.” While it is true you don’t want to just round over, keep your knees straight and pick up. Speaking of form let’s dive in and see how the bend pattern is a must and how it is different than the squat.

Exercise Description:

  1. Start with a comfortable stance, from narrow to a little more than shoulder width.
  2. Now you are going to start bending from the hips more and shooting your hips back.
  3. Your spine will stay straight and knees will only bend about 20 degrees.
  4. Ideally, you can take your entire torso down as one fluid movement and finish parallel with the floor before returning to starting position

What Muscles this Exercise Uses:

  • Hamstrings
  • Glutes

You should NOT do this if..

  • Do not perform this if it causes pain.
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