HOW: Position a barbell in front of you on the ground over the middle of your feet. Find your “power stance” with your feet roughly shoulder width apart. Hinge forward at the waist, grip the bar slightly wider than your knees, keep some tension in your legs with your knees slightly bent, squeeze your shoulder blades back, push into the ground with your feet and lift the bar up to your waist, always keeping a small bend in your knees.
FEEL: You should feel your lower body muscles working as well as your glutes and back.
COMPENSATION: Keep your back flat, don’t arch it. Control the weight going up and down.