- Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip-width distance apart and toes pointed slightly outward, holding a barbell (or dumbbell) on your shoulders. Your hands should be wide.
- Raise the barbell overhead, keeping your arms straight.
- Sit back into your squat, bending your knees to 90 degrees while keeping your elbows straight.
- Straighten your legs to standing, keeping the weight overhead, to complete one rep.