🚨SUMO DEADLIFT & SQUAT
👉Primary Muscles: glutes, quads, hamstrings
Tips: keep your back straight and chest prone.
Don’t lock out your knees.
🔥 The Sumo Deadlift — You’re Doing It the Wrong Way
Now that we have the sumo deadlift explanation out to of the way, let’s look how you’re doing it wrong.
It’s not a hip hinge!
The hip hinge is bandied about all over the internet and is killed on everything. It’s coached to death. It’s also not appropriate on many exercises. I am 100% sure that I’ll be getting comments from certified trainers telling me I am wrong. I’m not.
- The low bar squat is a hip hinge.
- The high bar squat is a hip hinge.
- The conventional deadlift is a hip hinge.
- The sumo deadlift is a knee hinge.
You are doing the Sumo Deadlift WRONG if you push your hips back first.
🔥The Sumo Deadlift — Here’s the Right Way
🔥Set Your Stance
Your feet need to be wide and your toes need to be out facing the bar so that your Angle of Q is optimal. Get your toes pointed towards the plates so that your femur and kneecap are in line with your toes.
🔥Turn Your Quads
Rotate your femur in the socket to line up your toes, knees, and feet.
It’s easy. Just turn your quads out.