Conventional vs Sumo?

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  1. grampositivecocci

    grampositivecocci New Member

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    Should I be doing both or just stick with one?
     
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    powerlifting
     
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    so no advantages in switching around now and again?
     
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    i cant do conventional, my arms are too short or something
     
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    i think sumo is saposed to better mechanically, but it takes alot of practice to get the form down and such. I can pull prettty much the same with both.
     
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    thanks man, conventional is a cluster fuck for me at the moment. my gangly legs are all up in there like spaghetti.
     
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    I don't know. I'm 6'1, should conventional be easier? It seems like I can lift more with sumo. And it tires out a different part of my back -- am I crazy?
     
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    how close is everyone's legs on conventional? My feet are about 6 inches apart, and my arms are right outside my legs.
     
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    I put my feet a little less than shoulder width I dont know if I am doing them right or wrong though. I really regret joining the gym I did. And I am just doing conventional as i dont know how to do Sumo at all.
     
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    what bodily aspects would be more advantageous for a sumo lift?


    eg. is it generally suited better to tall guys?
     
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    I switch up. I still do some form of deadlift almost every squat/dead day, so to keep from getting stale I do all kinds of variations.
     
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    I usually do conventional when training but I've always been able to pull more with sumo.
     
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    On DL's I do conv. Seem to be able to get more drive that way, even if I have to pull it higher. On squats I do sumo because it feels more stable and easier on my knees
     
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    I have only done conventional.
     
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    i squat both and pull sumo

    right now my conv squat is higher than my wide stance which i am trying to change
     
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    Natezilla Ain't nothin' but a peanut.

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    I love it.
     
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    ajahhahaha wtf


    bend me over and call me alfred
     
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    my football coaches always taught us to do sumo, so thats how i've been doin it since.

    today i tried conventional for the first time, and i absolutely loved it, much better than sumo.
     
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    I've done conventional when I first started and saw great gains

    when I switched to sumo, my weight lowered a bit, but it shot back up in no time. I think sumo helps prevent people from cheating. Now, I can do the same, if not more, with sumo than with conventional
     
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