SUMO DEADLIFT (How To)

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Video Location: Locker 27 Athletic Development, Building E, Hamm Moor Ln, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2SD

How To

  • Stand with your feet wider than shoulder width apart and toes pointing slightly outwards
  • Bend your knees and ensure the barbell is hover-touching the side of your shins
  • Bend down to grip the barbell shoulder-width apart (with palms facing down)
  • Straighten your lower back and pull your lats down to bring your chest up
  • Take a deep breath in your stomach
  • Keep breath held into your core and drive through your heels, extend your knees and hips to stand up with the weight

Important Cues

  • Push the floor away with legs and pull up simultaneously
  • Keep toes pointed outwards and create tripod with your feet
  • When you grip the bar, tuck your lats down to ensure your back does not round during the lift

Muscles Used

  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Quadriceps
  • Erector Spinae
  • Trapezius and Back Muscles

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