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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    About deadlifting/squatting competitions...

    ...do you have to DL Conventional-style or Sumo-style? Or do they let you choose whichever way you wanna do it?
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    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    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..

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers
    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.

    So, what would I do...do conventional one week and sumo the next? Wouldn't that screw up my gains for conventional?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    No.

    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.

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