. Lower Back
. Upper Back
Bend at the hips - not the spine
Keep the hips high throughout - do not increase knee bend too much
Keep knees slightly bent throughout
Keep upper back tight throughout - imagine holding a newspaper in your arm pits
Before shoulders drop and upper back releases - come back up through the movement
Maintain neutral spine throughout - look towards the floor
Keeps knee straight or outwards slightly - do not allow them to rotate inwards
Keep the barbell close to the body throughout
Ways to make it harder
Slow the movement down
Pause at the bottom
To make this exercise really difficult and develop the glutes more, try pulling the floor apart with your feet throughout the whole movement.
Be your best!