sumo or conventional?

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  1. SquirtRussel

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    which do you do, which are you stronger at? i just realized this week that ive been doing sumo and forgot all about conventional... which i think might be easier for me :dunno:

    what about you guys
     
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    AznRyda キモかわいい!

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    sumo. I started doing it because it was less strain on my back, but I think I can sumo more than I can pull conventionally. I haven't tried conventional in a long time, so I don't know for sure.
     
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    i do conventional because i'm more comfortable with that.

    i think i may try sumo next time though
     
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    yeah im tall as fuck and i think sumo puts more strain on my back... when i tried conventional the other day it felt great so im goign to try that for a while... so do you think this is just an issue of personal biomechanics?
     
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    I prefer sumo, but I pull a lot more conventional so that's what I do.
     
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    Sumo for me, Conventional just feels really weird and I have long legs.
     
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    im sure thats what it is. i have like medium length legs and a long torso, i dunno, maybe my long torso helps me to bring the bar around my knees easier when doing conventional
     
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    Sumo is more of a technical lift, as opposed to conventional where you can just rip it up
     
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    explain what you mean by technical vs "just rip it up"

    i mean, we're both understand that sumo is when your hands are inbetwen your legs and conventional is when your hands are outside your legs, right?
     
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    Yeah, we are talking about the same thing. Sumo just requires more technique to be good at, as opposed to conventional when you can just muscle it up.
     
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    I have to say that I completely disagree. conventional takes way more balance, your legs being so much closer together and conventional is more back wheras sumo is more legs.
     
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    Well, I suppose we are both entitled to our own opinions then. With sumo, if you get outta your groove even slightly, then you aren't gonna pull the weight nearly as easily if you were to hit the groove perfect. With conventional, you have more room for error as you can just rip it off the floor with brute strength.

    Do you think it's easier to teach someone to pull sumo than conventional? Some people just have the right body type and should pull sumo and will pull more than they do conventional. I like to train both though, because I know that when I improve on my shitty sumo, then my conventional is gonna be better when I switch back
     
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    i switch off every month.

    seems like sumo involves more back than legs. i think i could pull more sumo though
     
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    I do sumo and I never realized there was any other way to lift
     
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    "However, McGuinan and Wilson (1996)
    determined that both the sumo and conventional stance required an average of
    2.0 seconds to complete. Thus, there is no difference in the amount of power
    produced by either lift."

    :nono: same weight, same time, different distance. != same power.
     
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    my stance on deadlifts is more conventional, but for squatting it looks more like a sumo stance
     
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    yeah, legs a lil wider makes sitting back so much more comfortable for me.
     
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    sumo....


    When I used to pul conventional 385 wouldnt budge but when I switched to sumo 445 flew off the floor. I think due to my long monkeyish arms I am built to sumo and it just feels more comfortable.
     
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