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Want to master the Sumo Deadlift? This article by Jordan Syatt over at T Nation is all you need to know!
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Here’s what you need to know…

  • The sumo deadlift a wide-stance deadlift where your hands are on the inside of your thighs.
  • The sumo is far more technically advanced than the conventional deadlift.
  • The sumo deadlift is often written off as “easier” due the shorter range of motion, but most people don’t perform it optimally.
  • The set-up is the most important part of any deadlift.
  • Follow the four-step progression to learn how to lift the bar as fast as you possibly can.
  • Incorporate the sumo Romanian deadlift into your training program and you’ll soon hit a new PR.
  • Try to burst the seams on the outside of your shoes. By driving outwards and spreading the floor, you’ll stabilize the pelvis, generate more force, and lift heavier weight.

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Sumo: The Advanced Deadlift

The sumo deadlift a wide-stance deadlift where your hands are on the inside of your thighs. Seems simple enough, but the sumo is far more technically advanced than the conventional deadlift. It’s true.

And while it seems to be fashionable to write off the sumo deadlift as “easier” because it utilizes a shorter range of motion, most people don’t have a clue about how to do it.

Basic sumo deadlift technique — just like that of the conventional deadlift — is relatively easy to understand, but we’re not talking about the basics. We’re talking about advanced techniques designed to take your sumo deadlift further than most people can ever imagine.

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