How to: Sumo Deadlift
Primary Muscles Used:Upper Legs, Glutes, Hamstrings
- Standing directly behind a barbell, plant both feet on the floor further than hip-width apart and point both feet slightly outward. Bend at both the hips and knees to place your hands on the barbell in a mixed grip (one palm facing towards your body, one palm facing away). Draw your shoulder blades down and back to push your chest out slightly. This is your starting position.
- Inhale. Exhale. Using your glutes and hamstrings, push through the heels of your feet to extend your hips and legs to find a neutral standing position, ensuring that you maintain a proud chest and your head is an extension of your spine.
- Inhale. Bend at the hips and knees to return to the starting position, ensuring that your knees remain behind your toes. Once again, ensure that you maintain a proud chest and that your head is an extension of your spine. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.
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