so today i did my deadlifts with a wider stance and a belt.

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    oh man it was great. i decided i would try a little wider stance than usual with my toes pointed out slightly and i also grabbed a belt (a sucky belt because i have a small waist and even at the tightest setting it was pretty loose until i pushed out my gut) and it felt so solid when i was doing them. i was also able to use more legs and less lower back. i got a new personal record doing 315 for 8. probably could have done 1 or 2 more too but i was tired cause i wasn't planning on doing that many reps. My willpower probably gave up first (i hate doing high reps).

    not only that but it was after doing squats first. i don't usually do deadlifts after squats but i was trying to fit them in today. so anyways, i felt good about it.

    btw, i'm 5' 8" and i weigh 160 lbs before anyone asks.
     
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    good pull for your weight/height. but id suggest you only use a belt on 1-2rm sets.
     
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    Shit by 8!! I can only do 315x1.
     
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    Isn't it normal to feel it mostly in the lower back, rather than legs? I never get any semblance of leg soreness/tiring
     
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    its a full body exercise
     
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    for me my stance isn't as wide as i've seen some people go, maybe a little wider than my shoulders.. basically i moved my grip in a little bit and i put my knees outside of my elbows; i think i did it with with a wide grip before and having my knees inside of my elbows.
     
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    it's much less of a back exercise, and more of a leg exercise when doing sumo, which it sounds like he was doing
     
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    i think im going to start boming my hamstrings to start pulling sumo

    my form goes to hell conventional lately :(
     
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    sumo is where its at!


    congrats on the PR
     
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    focused primarily on the lower back...
     
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    only if you're a powerlifter
     
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    Box squatting helped my sumo more than anything else. I'm tempted to try conventional now that I can get down to the bar without almost passing out
     
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    Box squats nail the hips and your hips are very important in a sumo pull. If you read the article about deadlift training tips or something like that it specifically mentions wide stance low box squats to bring up the sumo pull.
     
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    ive heard low box, wide stance Zerchers help sumo pulls too
     
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    what's wrong with doing sumo for bodybuilding?
     
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    sumo deadlifting was designed for powerlifting - specifically ROM reduction. if you want to be building mass, stick with conventional
     
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    yea any variation of wide stance low box squats hit all the right shit
     
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    Congrats on the PR!

    Aren't DL's considered exercises for the core? I know they target the back, but aren't they more core? Or am I wrong..
     
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    Wow.. Nice.
     
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