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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Feet width for deads

    In watching videos of several of the better dead lifters I have noticed that there is a huge variety of stances, from super wide sumo to conventional with heels only a few inches apart. I am just curious how people here set up for dead lifts in terms of distance between the feet and why.

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    Sumo I set up feet a couple inches from the plates

    Conventional, I get into a stance narrow enough to still be conventional, wide enough my wide doesn't get in the way

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    I only pull conventional and my feet are about 7-8inches apart, with toes slightly pointed out.
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    I pull sumo in competition and I usually set my shins right at the rings on the bar. My conventional stance is about shoulder width.
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    Conventional, and my feet are the same width as if I was about to jump straight up.

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    Has anyone experimented with feet width for conventional deadlifts in particular. I generally have my feet about 6-8 inches apart but have been thinking of moving them out to shoulder width or even a little farthur to try and get a better carryover from my squat (which, withouth gear, is getting close to surpassing my deadlift).

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    I deadlift with a shoulder width stance, any more narrow hits my quads alittle much and wider sumo style just feels wrong for me.

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    When I started to deadlift, I tried a bunch of feet widths and spent some time with the couple that felt best. I also videotaped a lot at first to check my form changes with the different foot placements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike95763 View Post
    Has anyone experimented with feet width for conventional deadlifts in particular. I generally have my feet about 6-8 inches apart but have been thinking of moving them out to shoulder width or even a little farthur to try and get a better carryover from my squat (which, withouth gear, is getting close to surpassing my deadlift).
    Same here,6-8 on the heels with a toe to toe distance of 15-16 inches
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    I keep my legs just inside my arms. Feet angled slightly outside helps alot as well.
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    I center my shins about 1 inch inside of the knurling on a standard deadlift bar. Ive tried various stances and like this one the best.

    If i put them to close, I dont get good drive through my quads because I cant bend down as far.
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    I do both conventional and sumo style deadlifts. Sumo my feet end up being fairly close to the plates where as with conventional it is roughly shoulder width. Basically where I find it most comfortable, to tell you the truth I don't even think about it.

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