Does one work better than the other? I'm trying to find a replacement of regular squats as I hurt my shoulder by the bar slipping forward racking the weight back up. I looked up sumo squats and it seems it works all the same muscle groups. So what do you guys say? Thanks
Do you mean replacing squats with sumo deadlifts?
Because if you use a Sumo stance to squat (wide stance), you still have to put the bar on your back and will still have to rack it, so I'm not sure how changing the stance will spare your shoulder?
If your shoulder is recovering from an injury, you could try safety squats for a while if you have access to such a bar since it is easier on the shoulder.
In the long run, I think it would benefit finding a way to squat and get the skill of keeping the bar in place when you re-rack. I'm still trying to figure out how it slipped forward when racking?
If right now you can't put the bar on your back, the Sumo Deadlift is a good exericise. Trap bar deadlifts can be a good temporary sub.