Start with your feet shoulderwidth apart, holding the bar with an overhand grip (an alternate grip with one overhand and one underhand is also fine). Position the bar so that your shoulders are over it and it is directly above your midfoot. To initiate the movement, pull your shoulders back to activate your lats, make sure your hamstrings are loaded and pull the bar off the ground by straightening your legs, keeping the angle of your torso the same. As the bar passes your knees, straighten up until you’re standing upright, then reverse the movement back to the start. If it’s a very heavy weight, you can drop the bar –carefully – at the top.