Face away from the machine, feet shoulder width apart, and hold the cable bar against the back. The bar should be placed against the head, thoracic spine, and sacrum throughout the entire movement. Proceed to perform a hip hinge by moving the hips straight back while the shins remain relatively vertical.
As the chest begins to lower, the spine should remain neutral and in contact with the cable bar. At the end of the deadlift pattern, begin to ascend by bringing the hips forward and the spine upwards. The finish position should resemble the starting position with proper posture and spinal alignment.