The Sumo Deadlift High Pull Is Stupid: A Discussion About The Sumo Deadlift High Pull With Dumbbells
Sumo Deadlifts Are Not For You? If So, Then Why Do They Work?
You may ask yourself why do sumo deadlifts work so well?
There are many reasons. First of all, they involve a very heavy weight. When you perform a sumo deadlift, it involves lifting something that weighs at least 100kg (220lbs). That’s a big weight! It is not easy to lift such a heavy weight. Therefore, when you use your bodyweight to perform these exercises, you get stronger and healthier.
Another reason why sumo deadlifts work so well is because they require strength in several different parts of your body. Your legs, back, chest and arms must all be strong enough to lift the weight. Also, you need to have good balance. All those things will make your performance better than if you were just using one part of your body only.
Finally, there is another factor which makes sumo deadlifts work so well; they are performed in a specific way. You are supposed to stand with your legs widely spaced apart, and then bend at the hips down towards the floor in order to pick up the weight. There is a very specific way to do this. Also, you must bring the weight up to hip height, before you straighten up your torso and arms again.
When you do it right, you will feel that it works!
Just because the exercises are so effective, does not mean that you can use them effectively. The correct way of doing them (see previous paragraph) is important. So, make sure that you have watched a video on how to do it correctly before you start. And remember; do not add more weight to your lifts too quickly, or you will get an injury.
Increase the amount of weight you lift gradually, no more than 2.5kg (5lbs) per week. Also, when you feel pain, then stop immediately!
The Exercises Themselves
As mentioned, sumo deadlifts are a great way of getting stronger and fitter. The exercises themselves are very simple, and can be performed with just one piece of equipment, the barbell. You just need to make sure that your form is correct. Place a barbell on the floor in front of you.
Stand with your legs spread wide, and bend down and grasp the bar with an overhand grip, hands about shoulder width apart. Now, bend down and lift the bar until your arms are straight.
The next step is the hardest part of the exercise; you need to pull yourself under the weight so that you can lift it to hip height. From that position, push with your legs and straighten your body until you are standing straight again.
A safer way to perform this exercise is to use lifting blocks. These are raised pieces of wood or rubber which you place beneath the bar to lift the weight higher. The higher the block, the easier the exercise will be. Using lifting blocks allows less strong people to begin with a heavier weight so that they can get stronger.
Using lifting blocks is perfectly OK. However, you will not be able to add as much weight each week. The reason for this is that your muscles will not be working as hard when the bar is higher off the ground. Your body will get stronger even if you are using the same weight, but it just won’t be working as hard.
However, using lifting blocks will prevent you from getting hurt if your body isn’t strong enough to perform the exercise properly with a heavier weight.
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