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fixationdarknes
04-11-2005, 10:46 PM
...do you have to DL Conventional-style or Sumo-style? Or do they let you choose whichever way you wanna do it?

Optimum08
04-11-2005, 11:10 PM
i think its whatever way you choose just make sure that you lock out fully...

AKraut
04-12-2005, 12:50 PM
isn't sumo less ROM?

I've never done sumo maybe I'm just visualizing it wrong..

fixationdarknes
04-12-2005, 04:49 PM
AK, since your legs are further apart in a Sumo, you are technically traveling less distance. But I think I prefer Conventional. *shrug*

Optimum, alright, so either way? Cool.

Nito
04-12-2005, 04:51 PM
I asked chris rodgers this in his journal. You can do either styles in a competition.

fixationdarknes
04-12-2005, 04:56 PM
Thanks for the confirmation Nito.

Chris Rodgers
04-13-2005, 06:58 PM
Yep, use whichever style allows you to pull more weight.

In training, however, I would use both styles. They both hit your muscles a bit differently and bringing up the weaker style will usually help the stronger style as well as other lifts.

fixationdarknes
04-20-2005, 09:01 PM
In training, however, I would use both styles. They both hit your muscles a bit differently and bringing up the weaker style will usually help the stronger style as well as other lifts.


So, what would I do...do conventional one week and sumo the next? Wouldn't that screw up my gains for conventional?

Sensei
04-25-2005, 02:59 PM
No, rotating the two should not screw up gains in one unless you need special attention to it. Sumos tend to hit the hips a lot harder. Conventional tends to hit the lower back and hammies harder.

You need strong hips, lower back and hammies regardless of how you deadlift, so listen to Chris.