This is a compound exercise that strengthens both the lower and upper body! Shown here is a bodyweight version then kettlebell. It can also be done with dumbbells or a barbell.
🔸 Standing with feet shoulder-width apart or wider, slight bend in knees, bend down at the hips.
🔸 Keep your back straight throughout the movement. Your head, back and hips should remain in line. Avoid rounding the lower back.
🔸 Once in the lowered position, think of pulling your shoulder blades down in the direction of your back pocket. Imagine you are pushing the floor away with your feet by driving your heels into the floor. Then drive your hips forward to complete the pulling motion.
❌ Common mistakes include squatting down instead of hinging at the hips. Your hips should stay between your head and knee level, not down to knee level like a squat.
❌ Another common mistake is holding the weight too far from your body. Keep the weight as close to your shins/thighs as possible. The line of pull should be a vertical line straight up from the start position.
Let me know how you did!
Is an injury or pain affecting your participation in your activities? If so, it’s time to see a physical therapist! 🙋♂️
🔻Disclaimer: The information on this page is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Consult with your healthcare professional before attempting any exercise. By performing you do so at your own risk.