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The Sumo Deadlift

Belcher, Daniel BA, CSCS

Section Editor(s): Dawes, Jay PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Strength and Conditioning Journal: August 2017 - Volume 39 - Issue 4 - p 97–104
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000298
Columns: Exercise Technique

ABSTRACT THE SUMO DEADLIFT IS A COMMON VARIATION OF THE DEADLIFT USED IN POWERLIFTING COMPETITIONS. THE EXERCISE USES EXTENSION OF THE BACK, HIPS, AND KNEES IN UNISON TO LIFT A LOADED BARBELL FROM THE GROUND TO A FULLY ERECT STANDING POSITION. THIS COLUMN OFFERS A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PROPER SUMO DEADLIFTING TECHNIQUE. A VIDEO ABSTRACT DESCRIBING THIS ARTICLE CAN BE FOUND IN SUPPLEMENTAL DIGITAL CONTENT 1, HTTP://LINKS.LWW.COM/SCJ/A204.

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Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Muscle Physiology Laboratory, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

Address correspondence to Daniel Belcher, Dbelcher2016@fau.edu.

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The author reports no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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The Exercise Technique Column provides detailed explanations of proper exercise technique to optimize performance and safety.

COLUMN EDITOR: Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Daniel Belcher is a graduate assistant and student pursuing a Master's of Science degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Exercise Physiology at Florida Atlantic University.

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