Barbell Sumo Deadlift

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Barbell Sumo Deadlift

Instructions

Preparation

Position feet under bar with very wide stance. Squat down and grasp bar between legs with shoulder width or slightly narrower mixed grip.

Execution

Lift bar by extending hips and knees to full extension. Pull shoulders back at top of lift if rounded. Return and repeat.

Comments

Target muscle is exercised isometrically. Throughout lift keep hips low, shoulders high, arms and back straight. Knees should point same direction as feet throughout movement. Keep bar close to body to improve mechanical leverage. See Deadlift and Deadlift Strength Standards. Also see Kettlebell Sumo Deadlift.

Classification

 Utility: Basic
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Pull

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