View Full Version : Sumo Deadlift

05-20-2011, 10:00 PM
hey it's been about 6-7 Months since I pulled sumo. Wondering If I can get your guys's oppinions on how it looks? Felt good enough, but anything I am missing?


Sean S
05-21-2011, 01:11 PM
Ideally with a sumo DL you would want to get and hold a better arch than you have in the video. It wasn't giving you trouble with that weight, but something near your max may be tough to lock out if the back is rounded a bit. It seems to be more important to get your chest up and hold your arch (in your upper and lower back) with a sumo DL than with a conventional DL (although you should strive to keep an arch with a conventional DL too). Your sumo DL looks a bit like a conventional DL with wide legs. You already have a decent level of strength with your current technique, but to optimize your sumo DL long-term I think you should work on arching better.