The classic compound lifts works many upper- and lower-body muscles and is one of the key moves for putting on muscular size and strength all over you body
1. Stand in front of a bar with your feet shoulder-width apart. Squat to take an overhand or alternate grip of the bar just outside your thighs.
2. Brace your core and retract your shoulders so they’re over the bar, Maintain a natural arch in your back.
3. Push your heels into the floor and use your glues to power the lift. Keep the bar close to your body.
4. As the bar passes your knees push your hips forwards until you’re standing tall. Reverse the movement back to the start.
Starting with the weights on range blocks is good for those with poor flexibility or a weak lower back.
Please seek the advice of a GP, physiotherapist or a medically qualified personal trainer before commencing any exercise to avoid the risk of any injury. We do not advise performing any exercise if it exhibits any pain or discomfort in any way.
If you have any questions or queries about any of the exercises, please contact the Didsbury clinic (Manchester) to discuss with your physiotherapist or personal trainer.