The sumo deadlift high pull is a multi-joint compound exercise that builds strength and power throughout the entire body. This advanced progression of the deadlift also improves coordination
How to do Sumo Kettlebell Deadlift:
- Position feet under kettbelell with very wide stance.
- Squat down with hips low and chest forward.
- With arms extended downward between legs, grasp kettlebell with narrow overhand grip.
- Lift and accelerate initial pull of bar by extending hips and knees.
- As kettlebell passes knees, continue pulling bar by raising arms and shoulders upward with elbows flexing out to sides.
- Continue pulling until body is upright and back and kettlebell is raised to chin.
- Allow kettlebell to fall downward.
- As kettlebell falls past waist, squat down by flexing hips and knees.
- Arms extend straight as kettlebell falls past knees.
- Return weight momentarily to floor so body is in original starting position.
- Immediately repeat movement.
Narrow grip width can be checked after grasping bar by pointing both thumbs toward each other and adjusting grip width so thumb tips touch over kettlebell. Throughout lift, keep hips low, shoulders high, and back straight. Also keep knees pointed out same direction as feet.