Step inside the trap bar and reach down and grab the handles and lift the weight.
1. Have your feet about shoulder width apart. You can experiment with wider or narrower stance and pointing toes in or out.
2. Take your head and look up while looking up tighten your upper back and arch your whole spine.
3. The movement should start at your hips. The hips should act like a lever. All the movement should take place here.
Tip 1: Make sure to drop your butt at the beginning of the movement. You don't want to isolate the hamstrings by turning this into
a stiff-legged deadlift exercise.
Tip 2: As the weight gets heavier on this exercise you'll need to really focus on keeping your arms straight during
the movement. If you bend your arms and bring the biceps in the movement you greatly increase the chance of injury to your biceps.
Note: The trap bar is a great tool to use when teaching younger athletes how to deadlift correctly before moving on to the barbell deadlift.