Monday, September 26, 2011

Exercise of the Week - Sumo deadlifts

Start with the bar in front of you. At the start of the movement the bar should be closed to your shin. The feet should be close to the collars. Bend at the hips to get a hold of the bar. Maintaining a shoulder width grip (mixed grip, pronated grip or hook grip) you raise.

Inhale and then lower your hips, maintain a chest up position throughout the movement. Drive your heels to the floor and lift the weight of the floor. Extend your hip and knees.

 As the bar travels above your knees, lean back and drive the hips into the bar, pulling your shoulder blades together.

Get the weight back to the starting position by bending the hips and controlling the weight as your descent.

Frank Mapranny, 
HOD Fitness, 
Your Fitness Club

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