So i started doing deadlifts. I read things liek sumo, romanian, conventional. What do these 3 things mean. I think they are referring to grip. My grip is my left palm facing away from me, one right palm facing towards me. if you can explain thanks!
sumo = romanian FYI
also, sumo and conventional refer to your foot stance. Convention is when you have your feet clost together. Sumo is where your feet are wide apart and feet pointed out at a 45 degree angle.
Conventional = narrowish stance. Bar gripped outside of legs.
Sumo = wide stance. Bar gripted inside of legs.
Romanian = ive always thought of them as being similar to stiff legged deads, although im not sure.
Last edited by Stackattack; 10-29-2004 at 02:59 AM.
they are not the same. Sumo is a stance, and it's also a full range deadlift. A RDL is a very similar to the SDL or SLDL.Originally Posted by GMCtrk
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Last edited by MixmasterNash; 10-29-2004 at 09:22 AM.
Your hand position is called a mixed grip. If you are right-handed then your hand positioning is correct, if left-handed, reverse them. It's better to have your dominant hand overhand.
Sumo deads will be more of a leg and lats lift, while conventional will place much more emphasis on the lower back. As others have said, sumo is where you grip the bar between your legs, while conventional the hands are outside the legs. Some people sumo with quite a narrow stance still, while others have their toes practically touching the plates. Sumos I believe will be harder to get going off the floor, while conventional most often it's much harder towards the lockout phase.
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i did go to exrx.net and all i foudn was SLDL and conventional deadlifts. I typed sumo into the search adn it didnt show anything.
thanks now i seen it. okay im doing conventional deadlifts!