The main difference from the classic deadlift is that in the deadlift in the style of “sumo” legs are placed wider, the hands are between the legs, and the main load falls on the thigh muscles. This exercise, like the classic deadlift, has great potential in building up the overall strength and weight of the whole body, because the load, direct or indirect, is distributed to almost all the muscles of the body.
Because of the difference in the technique of performing the exercise, deadlift in the style of “sumo” is not so critical to the characteristics of the constitution and therefore often becomes an excellent alternative for the classic deadlift. Continue reading
Lifting dumbbells for biceps is similar in its effect to barbell lifts, and besides it has a number of fundamental advantages over it.
First, lifting the dumbbell avoids even hints of pain in the wrists or elbows, which often occurs when working with a barbell. The pain that arises — the result of the unnatural position of the hands and elbows while holding and lifting the barbell — is a harbinger of injuries that can be avoided when working with dumbbells. Continue reading