Dumbbell Sumo Deadlift

Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Sumo deadlift with dumbbells
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner, intermediate
  • Equipment: Dumbbells
  • Muscles Targeted: Hamstrings, glutes, quads, lower back
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: 2-3 with 12-14 reps each
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

The dumbbell sumo deadlift is performed with the same form as the standard barbell version, except that you do it by holding a single dumbbell with both hands. If you are a beginner, you may start with the dumbbell version because it is easier to perform than the barbell sumo deadlift.

Dumbbell Sumo Deadlift Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Sumo deadlift with dumbbells
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner, intermediate
  • Equipment: Dumbbells
  • Muscles Targeted: Hamstrings, glutes, quads, lower back
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: 2-3 with 12-14 reps each
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

Ho to do Dumbbell Sumo Deadlift

Start with a dumbbell weighing 30-40 lbs and grab one of its ends with both hands. Bend at your hips to lower the dumbbell below your knees until it just touches the floor.

Dumbbell Sumo Deadlift

Sumo Deadlift with Dumbbell Tips

  • To increase the range of motion, hold the dumbbell as you would grab a baseball bat, alternating one hand above the other for avoiding muscular imbalances.
  • Keep your chest and head up throughout the movement in order to align your back properly.

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