Trap Bar Deadlift

  1. Standing with the feet hip width apart, dig the big toes into the ground and drive the knees out wide.

  2. Go down to grab the handles by allowing the hips to slide back, thus keeping the knees from driving forward. Keep the back straight and the butt down.

  3. Grasp the handles and twist the arms to make the inside part of the elbow face forward.

  4. Take a deep breath and perform a mini lift, just enough to make the bar sleeves press against the top of the weight plate holes.

  5. Ascend by driving the hips forward and the torso becoming vertical. DO NOT allow the hips to rise first.

  6. Descend to the starting position by allowing the hips to slide backwards.