December 22, 2011
21-18-15-12-9-6-3 Sumo Deadlift High Pull (95/65, 75/45, <55/35)
200 m run between each set
“The Angry Gorilla”
The Sumo Deadlift High Pull is an excellent way to develop both strength and stamina in a single movement. The movement trains the upper and lower body simultaneously. What’s more, the exercise is versatile enough to be performed with a barbell, kettlebell or dumbbell!
I came across an article referring to the starting position as the “angry gorilla.” This is a perfect description due the starting posture resembling a wild silverback. The feet are wide, the chest is high, the butt is low and the arms/hands are placed inside the knees while assuming a narrow grip on the bar. From now on, whenever you Sumo Deadlift High Pull, I want to see some “angry gorillas!”