Smith Machine Sumo Deadlift

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How to Smith Machine Sumo Deadlift

Starting Position

1. Position the barbell on the Smith Machine at a height that is just below your knees.

2. Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.

3. Bend your knees and hips to grip the barbell with both hands, using a wide sumo stance.

Proper Form

1. Take a deep breath in and brace your core.

2. Push through your heels and drive your hips forward to lift the barbell off the rack.

3. Extend your hips and knees until you are standing up straight.

4. Slowly lower the barbell back to the starting position.

Breathing Technique

1. Take a deep breath in before initiating the movement.

2. Exhale as you drive your hips forward to lift the barbell.

3. Inhale as you lower the barbell back to the starting position.

Precautions

1. Make sure your back is kept straight throughout the movement, and avoid rounding your spine.

2. Keep your core braced throughout the movement.

3. Don't lift the barbell too quickly, and reduce the weight if you can't control the movement.

4. Don't lock out your knees at the top of the movement.

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