Sumo Stance Deadlift – Couple Of Technique Pointers

In the image above you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients getting set for a Sumo Deadlift.  The sumo deadlift is a wide stance deadlift whereby one grips the bar between the knees.  The aim is to have a vertical shin and shoulders over bar.  The sumo stance deadlift is usually observed to have a more vertical trunk position relative to the conventional deadlift (more bend through knees and hips).  From a training perspective I will usually look to have clients perform a range of deadlift patterns to build strength across variable patterns and positions i.e. barbell sumo stance and conventional deadlift, kettlebell deadlifts (centre, asymmetrical loaded and suitcase deadlifts) as well as a number of hip hinge patterns.

This blog post was written by Melbourne osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Melbourne Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced Melbourne osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD osteopathy clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Melbourne osteopathic Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to your Melbourne Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.