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Taking a big strength-and-power lift and adding a conditioning element to it is a CrossFit hallmark. Exhibit A: the sumo deadlift high pull (SDHP), an exercise so deeply woven into the CrossFit fabric that it remains one of the nine “foundational movements” taught at the Level 1 certification course.
The move is pretty self-explanatory: a sumo deadlift extended into a high pull to maximize range of motion and overall bang for your training buck, particularly for the crucial backside muscles. “One of the benefits of the sumo deadlift
high pull is that it improves power in the posterior chain, namely the hamstrings, glutes, and lower back,” says Brian Strump, owner of CrossFit Steele Creek in Charlotte, NC (crossfitsteelecreek.com). “The lift will also impact the upper traps and midback musculature.”
The “sumo” stance (feet wide, toes pointed outward) is useful for those with lower-back issues. It puts you in a more upright torso position compared with standard deadlifts. As for the conditioning element, your heart and lungs will be tested. Try the WOD at right at the end of your next workout, using the SDHP pointers below it.
Perform five rounds of the following for time: