Power Stroke

Body-Weight Squat, Dead Lift, and Push Press

Jul 1, 2004
Outside Magazine

Illustration by Tomer Hanuka

Illustration by Tomer Hanuka

Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and hold your arms out in front of your body. Squat down until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Spring back to standing.

Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, bend your knees and hips, squat, and grab a light barbell. While keeping your back straight, drive yourself back upright.

With your feet shoulder width apart, lift a lightweight bar to your upper chest with your hands outside your shoulders. In one motion, dip your hips down into a quarter squat, then spring back to standing and lift the bar overhead. Lower bar and repeat.

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