How to Do It: Setup in a narrow stance just like you would for a conventional deadlift but grab the bar with a very wide grip. With your index or middle finger on the smooth ring of the bar, push your hips down and keep your chest up, back straight. Initiate the pull and lock out by pushing the hips forward.
The Benefit: With a very wide grip the snatch-grip deadlift will hammer your upper back unlike any other deadlift variation. Use this variation to build a big upper back, specifically the traps.