Yesterday was heavily metabolic, and Squat and Press dominant. The emphasis of today’s session is strength, pull and hinge (also, it’s a chance to play with Coach Billy’s favorite lift!). The Sumo Deadlift is a powerlifting variant of the conventional Deadlift, but is more hip and glute intensive, with more of a vertical torso starting position. The wide stance allows for athletes to drop their pelvis’ closer to the ground with the chest up, which is often a good variant for those with low back problems, or even pregnant women.
The intention of today is to spend a lot of time working on this movement as it is a bit newer for most of you. If it’s not new, it’s definitely not as utilized as other movements. The session should be dedicated to 5 heavy sets at the same load across the board.
We’ve included an Optional Finisher at the end of the session that will give you both a posterior chain and lung burn with a Death by KB Swing (Coach Billy’s other favorite movement!)… on the 30 instead of the minute and adding two reps instead of one! It will get spicy fast!