Lifted sumo style last night

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  1. TenSteel

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    Tried doing my DL's sumo style. Liked it MUCH better than regular style. Seems to take the lower back fully out of the equation and allows you to focus more on the hamstrings and glutes. I think I will do it this way from now on. :cool:
     
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    sweet, i like the feeling of the daiper jammed up my ass when i lift sumo
     
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    I have spider legs, thats the only reason I lift sumo
     
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    I've been meaning to try sumo. Conventional seems to just fuck up my back instantly
     
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    Hoser Good day to be lifting these huge triangular weigh

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    I thought part of the purpose of deadlifts was to work the lower back. For me it's predominantly a back exercise, as I've never used them to train legs. I've also never tried sumo though. How did you find the weights transferred between the two? were you stronger in one over the other?
     
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    from a purely lower back muscular development standpoint, conventional I believe will be superior to sumo.
     
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    My problem with sumo is getting the weight off the floor, after that its not so hard to lock out. With conventional breaking the floor is never a problem, its the stall around knee-level.
     
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    Possibly ... I was able to put up 5 extra lbs. for a new 5 rep max. No big deal ... but it's something. :dunno:

    As far as weight transferring between the two, it seemed that the sumo style allowed my torso to be more vertical, thus putting more stress on the hamstrings and glutes.

    I've read before that taller folks prefer the sumo style rather than the standard. I do have long legs, I stand at a sturdy 6'. :)
     
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    Hoser Good day to be lifting these huge triangular weigh

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    I'm a hair under 6' 2" and i definetly have troubles with the conventional style lift. My problem is completely opposite from cavefish. If I can lift the weight off the floor, even two inches, I can usually pull it the rest of the way. With the conventional style my weak point is the first 6 inches. Being taller it is very difficult to keep the upper body close to vertical, which means the lower back is definetly taking alot of abuse when performing the lift.
     
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    can someone show me how to perform a sumo deadlift? any vid/clip/links?

    thanks
     
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    :werd: I think I was having the same problem.
     
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    most taller heavier pl'ers always pull conventional
     
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    cept when they have retardly long legs that get in the way
     
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    pretty sure even then
     
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    nah, its the same principle as why fat pricks lift sumo
     
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    examples?
     
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    yeah i think ruggierra lifts sumo so it could be big guts never heard of the long leg thing though
     
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    yer sorry man don't know of any examples
     
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    Hm, Chuck V pulled 800 sumo and Andy Bolton pulled 936 conventional.
     
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    going on chucks squat, he loves getting very very wide
     
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    any other links that demostrate the sumo DL ?
     
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