I consider, right this moment, Yuri Belkin is THE icon with regards to sumo pulls.
He mastered probably the most environment friendly beginning place AND execution. 400kg (880lbs) is now a working coaching weight for him and not too long ago he pulled over 420kg (920+lbs) a number of instances.
Why is he so rattling robust? What does he have what the others don’t? I consider it’s primarily two issues: glorious setup and impecable execution.
(after all, he’s tremendous robust however that’s not the problem we debate right here)
Le’t break up his setup first.
Tremendous vast stance with toes to plates with the intention to reduce ROM.
Toes turned out considerably in order that he can pull his hips as near the bar as attainable.
Shins vertical each from the entrance view and aspect view for direct switch of energy (he creates zero pointless leverage).
Torso fairly vertical round 60 levels to off-load again and cargo as a lot as attainable to hips and legs.
Now let’s verify the execution.
Backbone as vertical as attainable, he masses most into hips and legs.
Brings hips to the bar and knees out.
When the bar leaves the bottom solely couple of inches he already tries to make use of quads to lock knees as quickly as attainable and THEN he does the poweful hip hinge with glutes (two-phase sumo pull).
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