Sumo deadlift

The sumo deadlift is a compound movement in which the feet are set in a wide stance with toes pointed out and grip is placed inside of the legs. It is allowed to be performed instead of conventional deadlifts in most powerlifting competitions. The sumo deadlift targets the hamstrings, glutes, and upper back/traps, but also has a greater emphasis on stretching and strengthening the adductor and hip muscles due to the wide stance.


  1. Builds overall strength, power, and size
  2. Many find it easier on the lower back than the conventional deadlift
  3. Strengthens the hips and requires a greater degree of mobility
  4. Same full-body strength benefits as conventional deadlift

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