MOVEMENT TIP: The Sumo Deadlift High Pull

Points Of Performance

  • Stand on feet with with stance slightly wider than shoulder width apart
  • Hands in between bent legs with a full grip on the bar
  • Knees in line with toes
  • Shoulders slightly in front of the bar at set-up
  • Lumbar curve maintained
  • Hips extend forward and shoulders rise at the same rate
  • Heels down until hips and legs extend
  • Shoulders shrug, followed by a pull of the arms
  • Elbows move high and outwards pointing to opposite directions
  • Bar moves over the middle of both feet
  • Complete at full hip and knee extension with the bar pulled up just below the chin
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