Maggie Dabe from CrossFit Fairfax is one of CrossFit HQ’s traveling seminar trainers. Originally from Ecuador, she explains our standard cues and faults for the sumo deadlift high pull entirely in Spanish.
The sumo deadlift high pull builds on the deadlift by introducing powerful hip extension to the movement. Often misinterpreted as a shoulder exercise, the high pull is a core-to-extremity movement that derives the bulk of its power from the posterior chain. The arms and shoulders are used only as follow-through movements.
With a stance wider than shoulder width, the athlete will take a narrow grip on the bar. The back will be arched. The athlete will accelerate the bar with the hips, shrugging only after the hips are fully extended, and bending the arms only after the shrug. The elbows will move high and outside, and the bar will travel to just below the chin before returning to the hang position.
This series is our first venture into foreign-language instruction in a video. The rest of the nine core movements will be included.
Maggie Dabe explica el “Sumo Deadlift High Pull” en Español.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional viewing: Correcting the Sumo Deadlift High Pull with Rachel Medina, originally published April 23, 2009.