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Sumo or conventional Deadlift

guss

guss

MuscleHead
Aug 11, 2010
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#1
Im thinking of actually rotating both deadlift techniques, I may even try training them both on the same day and see how clsoe I can get to puking.

What deadlift technique do you preffer?
 
PillarofBalance

PillarofBalance

Strength Pimp
Feb 27, 2011
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#2
Sumo makes my hips feel like they're going to dislocate... Not sure what I'm doing wrong. I like the longer range of motion from conventional though.
 
AllTheWay

AllTheWay

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Mar 17, 2011
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#3
i go conventional and have only tried sumo once. it was alright. i might have to revisit it here again for something different to try. i agree with POB on the range of motion for conventionals.
 
Like_a_Weed

Like_a_Weed

MuscleHead
Jan 25, 2011
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#4
When I was much younger (18-20) I had a program that used both, after pulling sumo my conventional would always go up and vice versa. I wouldn't do both in one workout though unless that was all that I was doing for that day. I really wish I had a copy of that program, I went from 420 to 585 in about a year of it.
 
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soinkid

Senior Member
Mar 14, 2011
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#5
Conventional all the way for me...feels smoother and I feel it more later...
 
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HammerHead

Member
Apr 26, 2011
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#6
I like conventional but lately i have been liking the way SUMO hits my glutes and inner thighs. I do them after my squat routine and it feels like every muscle is completely worked. I am sure I will go back and forth just like everything else......

Glad to see this thread!!
 
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Wolf

MuscleHead
Dec 25, 2010
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#7
Depends on your build and your goals. I prefer the regular deadlift however.
 
Mindlesswork

Mindlesswork

Crusty Poo Butt
Sep 21, 2010
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#9
I do sumo sometimes in rotation with regular deads to take the strain off my rather shitty knees.
 
AllTheWay

AllTheWay

TID Lady Member
Mar 17, 2011
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#10
i think im going to try sumo when i get back home since my first lift day will be dead day :D
 
porky little keg

porky little keg

MuscleHead
May 21, 2011
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#11
learning either takes lots of time..... one workout won't be much of an indicator which one works better for you. I pulled conventional when I started and topped out at 600ish in a full meet.... 635 in the gym.

most of my team pulls sumo so with the help of some of the best sumo guys in the US ( won't name names on here, but a few guys pulling over 800) I took a year to get used to sumo and hit an easy 606, missed 640 that year on a close 3rd attempt. 650 in the gym.

After figuring out that I'm not built to pull sumo my coach made the call to go back to conventional I put in some work on my weak points and pulled ~700 in a meet.


There's no one best style. Even after getting a pro total and a PR pull with a conventional deadlift I still work sumo to strengthen my hips.
 
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