Want to get under the bar faster? Don’t think “down”, think UP! — In today’s episode of Weightlifting Academy!
The Sumo Stomp is a fun name for a simple drill that can get you under heavier weights faster. Paradoxically, you should NEVER think “down”. Instead, I want you to think of everything going up: Your hands, your barbell, your… knees?
Yep, your knees!
After you’ve finished the drive of the 2nd pull, you’re going to raise your knees into the air as the barbell goes into the air. It takes some getting used to, so practice this with light weight first for a while, then while you are snatching (and cleaning) attempt to pull your knees up as the bar moves up.
This is another one of those cool drills Dan Bell teaches that I stole and gave a silly name to, LOL.
Before you check it out, make sure you’ve absorbed the 3 rules of the Sumo Stomp:
- Be active.
- Hands up, knees up.
- Sumo Stomp!
Now watch our lifter Joseph demonstrate:
You can learn more about how to combine this drill with other ways of getting under the bar faster (and safer!) in the Nemesis Journal. We’re in the middle of whole series on the 3rd pull. Once you sign up, you get instant access to ALL issues… so that you can fix your issues. 😉
Now go lift something heavy,
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