Kettlebell Sumo Deadlift

Exercise for hamstrings, glutes and core muscles

Kettlebell Sumo Deadlift Illustration

Exercise execution guide

Starting position

Place the kettlebell on the floor directly between your feet. Take a moderate wide stance with your feet, point your toes slightly outwards.


Push your hips back and hinge forward until your torso is about parallel with the floor. Reach down and grasp the kettlebell handle. Close your hands over the handle using a double overhand grip. Drop your hips below shoulder level and keep your arms fully extended from the kettlebell. Push the floor away from you by driving through your whole foot and extending your knees and hips, lifting the bell with you. Lock out your hips and then lower your body and the kettlebell back down by pushing your hips back and hinging forward at the hip. Return the kettlebell to the floor and then reset to repeat.

Equipment Required


Main muscles

Hamstrings and Glute Muscles

Secondary muscles

Core Muscles, Quadriceps