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Hartzell84
03-28-2013, 03:24 PM
I never did sumo deadlifts before, I'm gonna use these for my 5/3/1 they feel more easily the regular DL. 315 for 5 felt like I could of done 5 more, I also need to get chalk bc my grip sucks.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1oOoHDErtaw

Brian Hopper
03-28-2013, 06:08 PM
No need to apologize, this is the only way you're going to learn.

I'm not a sumo puller, but to me it looks like your hips are to low. Everything else looked pretty good. But, it's also not a max set. Once the numbers go up, your form will possibly break down.

Hartzell84
03-28-2013, 06:32 PM
No need to apologize, this is the only way you're going to learn.

I'm not a sumo puller, but to me it looks like your hips are to low. Everything else looked pretty good. But, it's also not a max set. Once the numbers go up, your form will possibly break down.

Thanks, how do I raise my hips up?

RFabsik
03-28-2013, 08:57 PM
Just out of curiosity, why through away conventional deads? Or are you just wanting to hit a few cycles of sumos and then go back?

Usually, if someone says something is easier (you're saying sumo), then if something is harder (conventional) there might be more to be gained from working the harder exercise. Maybe Conventionals are harder due to relatively weaker low back and hams compared to glutes/quads. Hence if you do sumo you build your strength and wind up avoiding your weakness. I'm not saying you shouldn't sumo, I'm just making sure your not throwing away the conventional. Probably doing both over time will give you strength benefits.

Hartzell84
03-28-2013, 09:20 PM
[QUOTE=RFabsik;2617495]Just out of curiosity, why through away conventional deads? Or are you just wanting to hit a few cycles of sumos and then go back?

Usually, if someone says something is easier (you're saying sumo), then if something is harder (conventional) there might be more to be gained from working the harder exercise. Maybe Conventionals are harder due to relatively weaker low back and hams compared to glutes/quads. Hence if you do sumo you build your strength and wind up avoiding your weakness. I'm not saying you shouldn't sumo, I'm just making sure your not throwing away the conventional. Probably doing both over time will give you strength benefits.[/

I never did sumo b4 so I wanna give them a try. They feel easier bc it feels like I'm using more legs

chris mason
03-28-2013, 09:33 PM
Looks pretty good from that angle. The hips look ok to me?

The one thing I might change is the tracking of your knees. They look like they should be pushing more outwards. I would have to see it from the front as well.

Hartzell84
03-28-2013, 09:39 PM
Looks pretty good from that angle. The hips look ok to me?

The one thing I might change is the tracking of your knees. They look like they should be pushing more outwards. I would have to see it from the front as well.

Thanks Chris, your right I do notice that I dnt push my knees out

Brian Hopper
03-28-2013, 11:10 PM
Thanks, how do I raise my hips up?

I was mainly referring to the first rep. IMO, your second rep looked the best as far as a starting point. But like I said, I don't pull sumo. I'm just going off of how I see other lifters pull.

joey54
03-29-2013, 06:33 AM
Bring the bar slightly closer to your shins and stick your butt back more. Sumo is a very technical stance.