How to do it:
Hold weight at shoulder level at a racked position. If you're using a barbell, place it across the back of your neck, resting on your upper traps
- Stand erect with your rib aligned and your shoulders back, maintaining the natural curve in your back and knees unlocked. Your feet should be about hip-width apart. This is your starting position
- Staying erect, initiate the movement by stepping back with one foot about 2 feet, keeping your hips facing forward as the toe of your back foot makes contact first. Then allow both knees to bend. Inhale and descend just short of allowing your trailing knee to touch the floor
- Your body should continue to be upright. Don’t lean forward or allow you back to round. Keep your pelvis untucked. Exhale and engage your core. Press back up by pushing through your back foot maintaining balance as you return to the starting position
- Repeat on the opposite side, and repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
- **To make this exercise more difficult, perform the exercise with arms extended straight overhead.