I have heard this so many different places and seen it first hand with tons of incredible squaters who were deadlifting 100-200lbs under thier best raw squat.
And I noticed the best deadlifters arent exactly fat, Large yes, but not fat. Some are actually pretty lean like Edd Coan and Konstantine Kostanov.
So, would losing some fat help increase your deadlift?
This has been bothering me for a while but I always figured more food = bigger muscles = more weight so the question seems stupid to me. But I just gotta hear what other people think.