The kettlebell sumo deadlift high pull is a dynamic kettlebell exercise that focuses on the muscles of the posterior chain, including the hamstrings, glutes, traps, rear delts, and upper back. It can be done in lower reps for power or strength, or higher reps for conditioning and fat loss. It can also be a component of a circuit-style kettlebell workout, either for time or reps.
Explosively trains the hips, hamstrings, and glutes
Strengthens the muscles of the traps (trapezius), upper back, and shoulders
Works effectively with light or heavy weights
May be a safer deadlift variation to do for high reps than with a barbell
Place a kettlebell on the ground between your feet. Position your feet in a wide stance, and grasp the kettlebell with two hands. Set your hips back as far as possible, with your knees bent. Keep your chest and head up. This will be your starting position.
Begin by extending the hips and knees, simultaneously pulling the kettlebell to your shoulders, raising your elbows as you do so. Reverse the motion to return to the starting position.