Stand behind a pair of dumbbells and grab them with your palms facing inward (towards each other). Lift them up and bend your back at roughly a 45-degree angle. Your knees will need to be slightly bent as well. Let your arms hang down and make sure you are looking into the horizon. This is your starting position.
Lift the dumbbells up all the way until they reach the sides of your body. Keep your elbows tucked in close to your body as you pull the dumbbells up. Then, release the dumbbells back down to the starting position.
Repeat entire movement for the desired or prescribed number of repetitions.
Perform this exercise in a smooth and fluid motion
Keep your knees bent throughout the entire movement
Don't arch your back while bent over; keep it straight at all times
Don't jerk or swing the dumbbells in an attempt to lift them up; this is cheating and does nothing for your lats and may cause lower back injury
SPECIAL NOTES & LEVEL of DIFFICULTY VARIATIONS
To increase the level of difficulty, slow down the movement or use heavier dumbbells.
Although you won't see many people doing this particular exercise at the gym, it's nevertheless a great dumbbell exercise that will hit your back muscles from a different angle and shock them into growth. This exercise is not the type of exercise that you should build your back workout around; rather it's a great exercise that you can throw into your exercise mix if your back workout is getting a bit stale and you need to change things up a bit.