...do you have to DL Conventional-style or Sumo-style? Or do they let you choose whichever way you wanna do it?
i think its whatever way you choose just make sure that you lock out fully...
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isn't sumo less ROM?
I've never done sumo maybe I'm just visualizing it wrong..
AK, since your legs are further apart in a Sumo, you are technically traveling less distance. But I think I prefer Conventional. *shrug*
Optimum, alright, so either way? Cool.
I asked chris rodgers this in his journal. You can do either styles in a competition.
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Thanks for the confirmation Nito.
Yep, use whichever style allows you to pull more weight.
In training, however, I would use both styles. They both hit your muscles a bit differently and bringing up the weaker style will usually help the stronger style as well as other lifts.
Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
@165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
@181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
@148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
@165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
@181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL
Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers
So, what would I do...do conventional one week and sumo the next? Wouldn't that screw up my gains for conventional?
Last edited by fixationdarknes; 04-20-2005 at 09:01 PM.
No, rotating the two should not screw up gains in one unless you need special attention to it. Sumos tend to hit the hips a lot harder. Conventional tends to hit the lower back and hammies harder.
You need strong hips, lower back and hammies regardless of how you deadlift, so listen to Chris.