· Place the barbell on the floor just behind your legs and stand with your feet shoulder width apart with your toes pointing forward. · With your feet firmly placed on the floor, reach down and grasp the barbell from behind with an overhand grip. · Lift the barbell by extending your hips and knees, taking care not to lock your knees. · Lower yourself (squat) down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. · Slowly raise yourself up to starting position.