- Start with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Your feet should rest naturally with toes slightly pointed outward.
- Grab your kettlebell with both hands (of course you should be wearing your GymPaws™ workout gloves. Your starting position will be standing upright.
- Keep your abs tight, head upright and chest out. As you lower the weight focus on pushing your butt out behind you.
- As you return to the upright position, focus on pushing with your heels and contracting your glutes (butt).
The kettlebell sumo deadlifts tore me up! So many of the GymPaws™ customers told me how much they love using GymPaws™ for their Crossfit® gloves that I started looking into the workout itself a bit more. Bootcamp workouts or HIIT workouts are designed to be intense with little rest between performing several different exercises. From my past experience as a personal trainer, I knew that proper form was key to avoid injury as well as to get the most benefit from your workouts. If I were to throw myself straight into a class I would likely end up tweaking something or activating an old injury. I decided to hire Corey White who’s one of my favorite Los Angeles Personal Trainers to breakdown each exercise and help me train condition myself before taking on a full bootcamp workout.
Day one started with the Kettlebell Sumo Deadlift. A modification of a traditional trap bar deadlift but it’s a bit easier to master. It’s really a hybrid between a trap deadlift and a conventional deadlift. It’s really going to rely on your hamstring strength as well as hip mobility (which I soon discovered.) Here’s how to do a Kettlebell Sumo Deadlift: