Using a sumo deadlift stance and grip (see "sumo deadlift"), stand until the barbell gets to mid/upper thigh height. Without stopping the upward momentum of the bar, violently extend the knees and hips. Finish the movement by flexing the elbows, pulling the barbell upwards until it reaches neck height. Elbows should sit above the bar at the end of the movement, not below. This is not a reverse curl. The sumo deadlift high pull is great for learning proper progression for power generation. The knees and hips must extend before the arms ever bend.


  • Rogue Beater Bar
    The Beater bar is a 31 MM bar with no center knurling and has Olympic knurling marks. The shaft is black zinc and the sleeves are bright zinc coated. This bar is not made for competitive olifts, it is meant to be the bar that takes a high rep beating where the diameter of the shaft is not essential.
  • HG Rogue Bumpers
    Plate diameter: 450mm (IWF Standard is 450mm). Collar opening: 50.40mm. Insert type: Stainless Steel.
  • Rogue HG Collars
    Our all new ROGUE HG Collars, with patented locking mechanism that will hold on repeated drops!

CrossFit Journal Articles

  • The Moves
    The CrossFit movements are functional, full-body movements that generate a great deal of power, and virtuosity in these movements requires instruction, practice and refinement. The movements are tremendously effective for producing fitness, but they are c
  • Correcting the Sumo Deadlift Highpull
    Rachel Medina is the co-owner of CrossFit South San Clemente, and she’s also a part of CrossFit HQ’s traveling Level 1 seminar team. In this clip from Jordan Gravatt of CrossFit by Overload, Rachel “Funky-Cold” Medina teaches the sumo deadlift
  • Spanish Sumo Deadlift High Pull
    Maggie Dabe from CrossFit Fairfax is one of CrossFit HQ’s traveling seminar trainers. Originally from Ecuador, she explains our standard cues and faults for the sumo deadlift high pull entirely in Spanish.

Olympic Lifting

Coach Burgener knows more about Olympic Lifting than anyone on this planet. If you want to improve your snatch and/or clean & jerk then you NEED to attend the CrossFit Specialty Course: Weightlifting. If you haven't heard of Coach B then you should slap yourself. Check out these CrossFit Journal articles for more info: The Burgener Warmup, The Stance, Clean & Jerk, Receiving The Bar, and Snatch Grip Position

Power Lifting

Improve your Deadlift, Bench Press and Backsquat with the CrossFit Specialty Course: Conjugate Methods. If Louie Simmons is good enough for the various NFL and NCAA football programs then he's good enough for you. Check out these CrossFit Journal articles for more info: Louie on the Conjugate System and Dynamic-Effort Day