Finding the Right Hip-Position in the Sumo Deadlift – Lower Isn’t Always Better - JP Cauchi

Finding the Right Hip-Position in the Sumo Deadlift – Lower Isn’t Always Better - JP Cauchi

This begs the question, what is the best position to have your hips? The trade-off is quite basic to wrap our heads around. The lower the hips and closer they are to the bar, the better because there is less load through the back. However, the closer they get also reduces our force-generating ability. We need to find a position that gets us the best of both worlds. Usually this position is a lot higher than we want to believe because we’re used to seeing.

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