Barbell High Pulls
- Prepare a barbell with a lighter amount of weight than usual. Place the barbell in front of you at your shins.
- Squat down into position, driving your hips back. Keep your chest and head up. Place your hands in an overhand grip on the barbell. Your arms should be straight with a slight bend at the elbow.
- In one fluid motion, explode up and off the ground as you pull the bar high, leading with your elbows. Your feet will leave the ground.
- Land softly and lower yourself back to the starting position.
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Barbell high pulls is a gym work out exercise that targets hamstrings and quadriceps and shoulders and also involves calves and glutes & hip flexors and lower back. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Internal cable shoulder rotation, sprints and duck walks / squats are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as barbell high pulls. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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