Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Sumo Deadlift High Pull
Set-up:The set-up for the sumo deadlift high pull starts with the feet. We like to think of taking our squat stance(shoulder width). Set mid-line with muscles by pushing the hips back and getting your weight settled into your heels. Reach down and grab the bar in a narrow grip position. Thumbs touch and narrow enough that you have enough clearance for the elbows inside your knees. Then position your shoulders directly over the bar with straight arms. From the set-up position, deadlift the bar off the ground building velocity as you reach hip extension. As your hip fully extends, quickly shrug your shoulders up into your ears. Follow through with your arms, raising your elbows high above the bar, which should reach the height of your chin. Reverse movement the exact same way.