It's ME Lower Monday!!! Today we're maxing out our Sumo Deadlift from blocks. Here's some awesome cues to help maximize (see what we did there 😉😉) your efforts! Happy Lifting 💪🏽
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Sumo deadlift set-up:
✅Engage upper back and lats while standing, before grabbing the bar
✅Engage hamstrings and push hips back while reaching for the bar, maintaining legs as straight as possible (without losing upper and lower back flat position)
✅Grip the bar, typically on the edge of the smooth (no part of the hand on the smooth section of the bar)
✅With arms locked in to the bar and lats flat and tight, sit your hips back and down (pushing knees out), simultaneously using your lats to pull the bar into your legs
✅Depending on your leverages, each person will pull at a different point. Some will be very upright, some will have shoulders slightly in front of the bar. But when you are pulling the bar into your legs, pulling the slack out of it, there will be a point that you are fully loaded, and any more drop of the hips will start to disengage hamstrings. ·
✅Lats, Lats, Lats. Continue to pull the bar into your body with your lats as the bar leaves the ground
✅Head neutral the entire time!
✅When the bar clears your knees, do not think about pulling the bar any higher, but rather finishing the lift by driving through your heels, fall back, engage your glutes and push your hips through.
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