Assume a strong lifting position: core and glutes activated, shoulders braced, chest up, knees slightly bent and eyes fixed ahead.
With an overhand grip, grab the barbell just inside shoulder-width. Rest the bar on the upper part of your thighs with arms lengthened and elbows slightly flexed.
Raise the bar by focusing on activating your delts. The bar should remain close to your body at all times and finish around your collarbone.
Lower the weight back down to starting stance.
Ignore the notion of bringing the barbell past your collarbone.
Focus on keeping the tension on your delts throughout the range-of-motion.
Maintain a strong posture, not letting your shoulders slump forward. If your shoulders slump forward and you are trying to raise the barbell vertically, this can place your shoulder in a compromised position, potentially leading to injury down the road.