In this episode, both host Jason Ackerman and Jason Fernandez discuss what they view to be a very underrated movement the Sumo Deadlift High Pull. It’s very under programmed, Ackerman & Fern say every weekend they give a level 1 so many people haven’t down them and really don’t understand why they are essential.
Why it’s avoided? (1:09)
- People don’t like doing it
- People don’t know how to coach it.
Why is it important? (1:20)
- It allows for the basics of the “core to extremity” to be taught without loads of other things going on, e.g. with snatch.
- It illustrates excellent athletic movement
The takeaways from this episode;
- How to start teaching it – progression, stance, handgrip, etc. (4:24)
- Keep it simple – don’t over teach it (6:30)
- Start slowly (8:30)
“it’s easier to add speed to movement then to take it off” – Fern
- Range of motion – (13:30)
“Do not use regionals or games standards as your range of motion standards at your gym.” – Fern
- Not teaching movements because you as a coach don’t like them, you feel athletes can’t do them etc. (15:00)
- Tips for picking up faults on SDHP (16:36)
- Evey cue should be simple and actionable (23:38)
- How it coach it in class for “fight gone bad” (29:00)
“Everyone should get something from class” – Ackerman.
Stay tuned till the end to hear how Jason’s used the SDHP to save someone’s life. – We’re not joking.
Level 1 – handbook pages 201 -207. Always refer back to it!
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