The Sumo Deadlift High Pull
A movement we often see errors with is the Sumo Deadlift High Pull. The complete exercise is: a sumo (wide) stance deadlift followed by shrug and then a pull of the elbows to about your mouth/chin. Using an aggressive hip drive, you are combining the 2 movements into 1 fast pull. Failure to drive your hips causes you to ‘muscle’ this movement, making it much harder than it is intended to be. REMEMBER, the decent is just the opposite as you came up. Arms are lowered to a straight position first, followed then by bending the knees and returning the bar to the floor.