This barbell exercise strengthens your arms, back, buttocks and legs. Make sure you master the technique before moving quickly in this movement.
  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Grasp a barbell with an overhand grip, slightly more than shoulder-width apart.
  3. Hold the barbell at the top of your chest, resting on your collarbone and the fronts of your shoulders.
  4. With your back straight and chest out, bend your hips forward and slightly bend your knees.
  5. With an explosive motion, drive your weight upward from your heels.
  6. Propel the barbell off your shoulders, extending your arms straight over your head.
  7. Return the barbell to its original position.