Sumo Deadlift – Barbell

  • HOW: Place a barbell on the ground in front of you. Stand behind the barbell in a wide stance with your toes facing outward. Keeping your chest upright, bend your knees and lower your body with your arms on the inside of your knees. Pick up the bar from here by pushing into the ground with your feet lifting it up. Once you are standing tall while holding the bar at waist level, slowly lower it down. 
  • FEEL: You should feel your major leg muscles like your quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings working as you lift the bar. You will also feel an emphasis on your inner thigh muscles due to the position of your legs.
  • COMPENSATION: Keep your back flat, don’t arch it as you pick up the bar. Make sure your arms are on the inside of your knees, not out like a normal deadlift.

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