Often times, people who want to train deadlifts are limited by injury and/or a weak lower back, which prevents them from taking full advantage of tremendous benefits the deadlift exercise has to offer the development of their posterior chain and overall strength.

For those people and others, the Sumo Deadlift is a great alternative technique that will ease much of the pressure from the lower back, while offering many of the same muscle development benefits offered by the conventional deadlift.

While the muscles the exercise focuses on slightly change, the sumo deadlift is still a great way to strengthen the muscles in your legs and back and if done correctly will help to reduce the risk of lower back injuries.

In this easy guide, learn the basics of the sumo deadlift along with the different grip techniques to help you decide what technique better serves your anatomy and preference.

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