Sumo Deadlift: Get Back, Control Down

TAGS: sumo deadlift, squat, Jeremy Frey

Hey man,

You're sumo form is always on point. (Or at least it's what I think a sumo pull should look like). Could you give me any tips or critique on mine? Anything would be appreciated.

-Trey

Trey,

1) Start with your feet more under the bar—shins against the bar, almost creating a negative angle with your shins.

2) When you squat down to the bar, don't let your knees go forward (over top of the bar). You are getting forward on almost all of you reps. Ass back more and stay on your heels.

3) When you bring the bar down, control it more and soft touch the floor. You are slamming the weight and that will always get you out of position. Also, as previously stated, you are getting forward when you come back down. Squat more and stay on your heels.

Start there.

-Jeremy Frey

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