Thread: The sumo deadlift
02-18-2021, 05:30 PM #1
- Join Date
- Aug 2016
- Rep Power
The sumo deadlift
Here's a quick tutorial on the main points you should focus on when deadlifting.
Creating a solid base will allow you to perform a great deadlift, so start practicing:
1) get close to the barbell (toucing/close to touching your shins) and hinge at your hips, creating a stretch on your hanstrings. Grip the bar firmly with the grip that allows you to exert the most force. Grips can be different and they're all legit, and you can pick between a double overhand, a mixed one or join the dark side with the Hook Grip (the strongest of them all).
2) The second & most neglected part of the set up of a deadlift is to pull the slack out of the barbell and create upper body tension: It's basically pulling the bar up/towards yourself, kind of "tearing it apart", making the barbell "touch the upper part of the plates' holes", while getting into position to perform. You will hear a "click/clang" if you do it correctly.
3) PUSH. While the Deadlift is known to be a "pulling movement" the bar should be lifted by pushing the ground away from your feet.