Position yourself for this exercise by placing a barbell on the ground in front of you. Use a pronated grip (this is where your palms are facing downwards) in order to grip the barbell at a width slightly wider than that of your shoulders. Keep a slight bend in your knees while ensuring that you shins are vertical and that your back is completely straight. To execute the movement, use your hips to lift the bar (ensuring that your back and arms are both completely straight throughout the course of the motion). Once you are standing upright, lower the bar back to the starting position under control by pushing your hips back. Repeat for the prescribed number of repetitions.