Use the cues from this post the next time you sumo deadlift. We covered the conventional deadlift previously, so check that out here if you missed it. Some of the cues are the same, as there is some general crossover between the two variations.
Before diving into cues, know that the sumo deadlift is a wide stance lower body pulling exercise. Though it does require more quad drive than her conventional sister. The chest is often or upright as well. You can use a double overhand grip or alternating grip. Up to you.
Who is ready to grip it and rip it? Jk – I hate that cue
As with any movement, angles will depend on your limb lengths (Femur : tibia : torso : arms). We all make slightly different shapes. How lovely.
Limitations in adductors and end range strength can be common with sumos, so it’s a good thing you can use sumos to work on that.
This movement puts less demand/stress on the low back than conventional (more upright chest, hips closer to bar = shorter lever). Some people favor sumos over conventional and vice versa for a multitude of reasons.
Get your sumo on.
Have you ever tried sumos from a DEFICIT?! (Standing on two plates or a short box)? That extra range of motion hits different.
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