Kettlebell Sumo Deadlift

Practical Usage

Incorporate this exercise into the routine of your choice with the upcoming ExRx app. Or use the workout creation guide for an evidence-based do-it-yourself approach.

Kettlebell Sumo Deadlift


Utility: Basic
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Pull



Straddle kettlebell with feet slightly wider apart than shoulder width. Squat down with arms extended downward between legs and grasp kettlebell handle with overhand grip with both hands. Position shoulders over kettlebell with taut low back and trunk close to vertical.


Pull kettlebell up off floor by extending hips and knees. Stand upright with chest high. Lower kettlebell to ground between legs while squatting down with taut lower back and trunk close to vertical.


Keep feet flat on floor, hips low, and back taut thoughout lift. Knees should point same direction as feet throughout movement. Do not jerk weight from floor. Also see Barbell Sumo Deadlift.

Force (Articulation)



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