Switching It Up

Tuesday we’re moving the hands in, the feet out, and working the sumo deadlift.  The sumo stance is favored by powerlifters, because generally more weight can be moved in comparison to a traditional deadlift with a more narrow stance, as the bar has a shorter distance to travel from the beginning to the end of the movement.  By switching up the setup we’ll be using, and strengthening different muscles than the standard deadlift.  The ability to better utilize more of our muscles makes us more complete athletes, and even better at moving large loads, long distances, quickly.

October 5th, 2010

Strength: Sumo Deadlift 3-3-3-3-3

20 Handstand Push-ups
30 Pull-ups
40 Kettlebell Swings, 24kg
50 Sit-ups
60 Burpees


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16 thoughts on “Switching It Up”

  1. SDL: 140kg (need to work on grip strength; I think I could’ve gone heavier but I couldn’t hold on)
    WOD: 14:01 (10 HSPU rx, 10 with 1 abmat) – wish I could have done this completely rx, need to work on the HSPU

    By the way, I hate burpees!

  2. SDL: 80kg – First ever more-than-bodyweight lift!!
    WOD: “Steak in a Bag” is a nasty one, esp after deadlifts.
    18:08 with everything modified except for sit-ups.

    Three cheers for the medieval hspu band contraption. Being burned at the stake can’t be far behind…

  3. this day reminds me of a saying….”if Burpees were easy… they would be called bicep curls” hahaha

    I hate burpees WOD: 22 and change my timer reset on me so I dont wanna fake a time… cause as we all know seconds count

  4. Great group today at 6:30- JT brought the fine tuned focus and we all brought the energy! so fun

    SDL: 90kg

    metcon: 13:39
    I was a banded HSPU’s virgin and I loved it!
    otherwise RX. Cant wait to beat this time next time around.

  5. Sumo: 100 kg first time with sumos, so necessarily a PR. nonetheless, well heavier than my regular DL PR of 70.
    WOD: 12:51

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