Sumo Deadlift – Band

  • HOW: Start in a wide stance standing position as you would for a sumo deadlift. Have a band anchored under both feet. Hinge at your hips and lower down into the bottom of a sumo deadlift, grab the band with both hands and set your shoulder blades back, then drive your feet through the ground to stand tall. Return to the starting position and repeat.
  • FEEL: This should feel like a lower body workout, specifically your glutes, hamstrings, and adductors. Depending on the amount of resistance, you will also feel your upper back and shoulder blades working with this exercise.
  • COMPENSATION: All of the same rules apply with your traditional sumo deadlift, perform the exercise by hip hinging as much as you can while keeping your chest up and sinking your hips down into the bottom position. Keep your shoulder blades pinned back, avoid early extension through your upper body and torso, drive the pull through your lower body. 

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