sumo deadlift is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the hamstrings and to a lesser degree also targets the calves, glutes, hip flexors and quads ...more
sumo deadlift is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the hamstrings and to a lesser degree also targets the calves, glutes, hip flexors and quads.
The only sumo deadlift equipment that you really need is the following: barbell. There are however many different sumo deadlift variations that you can try out that may require different types of sumo deadlift equipment or may even require no equipment at all.
Learning proper sumo deadlift form is easy with the step by step sumo deadlift instructions, sumo deadlift tips, and the instructional sumo deadlift technique video on this page. sumo deadlift is a exercise for those with a intermediate level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the sumo deadlift video, learn how to do the sumo deadlift, and then be sure and browse through the sumo deadlift workouts on our workout plans page!
I tried the sumo deadlift for the first time yesterday and I can definitely feel different muscle soreness vs traditional deadlifts. I thought that maybe the wide sumo stance would feel awkward but I was surprised at how natural it felt. I can definitely see why some guys (especially guys with longer legs like me) prefer sumo stance to traditional narrow stance when deadlifting (even for powerlifting meets).
Added the sumo deadlift to my leg routine to help work my hamstrings. And I love it, almost as much as regular deadlifts.