i just started doing them and they rule.
Yep one of my favs...........................
Does sumo mean wide leg stance?
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What is the difference bettween sumo and conventional? I know that sumo is wide leg stance, and conventional is regular (shoulder width?) leg stance, but when doing sumo, are there certain muscles that are stressed more than others compared to doing conventional? And vice versa?
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Originally Posted by fatrb38
Might be a little more back and less hammies, but I think it's mainly just a nice variation. Don't quote me on this though, I might be wrong.
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Sumos will stress your upper back and legs more, conventional will be mostly dependent on your lower back.
Stance width varies quite a bit in Sumo, but basically anytime you are pulling with your grip between your legs versus outside your legs would be called sumo.
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From what I've heard, sumo's tend to be a little less awkward for taller people. Of course, I'm 6'3" and I only do conventionals. I feel both my back and hamstrings being worked.
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