Driving Through the Heels In the SDHP

In the drive phase of the sumo deadlift high-pull, athletes should strive to stay rooted in the heels until hip extension occurs. Often, powerful hip extension will lead to continued extension of the ankles, leading athletes onto the toes. However, if this occurs prematurely, the potential exists for loss of power, as well as the barbell deviating forward of the frontal plane, as CFHQ Seminar Staff Trainer David Tittle (CF-L3) explains in a Level 1 Seminar at CrossFit Decimate.


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