Barbell Sumo Deadlift
- Steps 1
Pull the bar up by driving feet outward while pulling chest up
- Steps 2
Extend knees when the bar passes knees
- Steps 3
At top of the lift, when your torso is upright, drive shoulders back and chest up
- Steps 4
Return the weight to the floor by bending your hips back
- Steps 5
Return to the starting position
- Steps 6
Keep your knees pointed outward while keeping your chest high and back straight
- Steps 7
Repeat for the desired number of reps.
The Barbell Sumo Deadlift is a compound exercise that works on the quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings and other muscles of the posterior chain. Position your feet under the bar with a very wide stance. Now, squat down and grasp the bar between legs with shoulder-width mixed grip or overhand grip. Face forward while positioning your shoulders upward with arms straight, chest high, hips low, and keep your back straight.
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