how much do you deadlift? i know deadlifting is harder for tall people. i'm doing about 330 max and i'm 6'3 210
doesnt sumo work more legs than conventional deadlift?
i dont really care so much as to how much i dead, i want to work my back as much as possible.
Maybe a little bit. I'd rather use more weight. If you can deadlift more weight, you can deadlift more weight. Why does it matter if you are "working" your lower back 2% more?
I know 6'6'' guys that pull 700+.
I dont think its really that much harder for guys whom are taller.. they have alot more leverage off the ground.
Sumo does help. But even before I did sumo. I found that I progressed faster than the short stubby guys I used to work out with. It's just how hard you work and genetics. And good form always, always helps.
edit: I'm 6'4" 240 btw.
Last edited by Kax; 12-03-2005 at 03:02 PM.
I just started conventioanl Deads for the first time this year in April . In April I was pulling 135, I am now at 315 as of last week.
:withstupiOriginally Posted by FortifiedIron
the alltime deadlift record(up to ~2years ago) was by Gary Heisey(Think that was the name) and he was like 6'5ish
He pulled 925lbs.
Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench
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I had always heard that squats tend to be easier for short people and deads are easier for taller people.
yeh, tell bennedikt magnussen after he pulled 968 that tall guys cant deadlift. its not so much about height as it is proportions, long arms help. (i dont actually know his height, but i know he's tall. i also know he is like 22 years old, shockingly young.)
I'm 6' and deadlifting is probably my best lift in the gym, In terms of; form, weight and comfortableness.
Bolton and Benni are both well over 6' and both use a convo. stance to pull.
I'm 6'6" and I pulled 425 for a PR last week.
Edit: I always pull conventional (or SL)
Not having been deadlifting for long enough to know what it feels like to do them when short, I will say that they are one of my favorite lifts. Squats are another story.
Last edited by Big & Tall; 12-04-2005 at 01:35 PM.
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