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    sumo deadlifts vs conventional deadlifts

    i recently made a thread about squatting low bar vs high bar and found out my body type prefers to squat high bar for maximum power output, so with that information i am wondering whether sumo deadlifting or conventional deadlifting would suit my body strengths. please help?
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    Nobody can tell you this, you need to experiment with both methods and figure it out yourself.
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    It's hard to say. If you have long arms then conventional may be the way to go. If you've got shorter arms then you may wanna try sumo. Sumo is gonna require more hip and hamstring stength. Conventional is gonna require more from your lower back. Everyone is built differently so you'll just have to experiment and see. I'm 5'7 200lbs with pretty short arms and legs. Sumo seems to be the most optimal way for me to pull.
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    Originally Posted by gbg View Post
    Nobody can tell you this, you need to experiment with both methods and figure it out yourself.
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    Originally Posted by zmcdole View Post
    It's hard to say. If you have long arms then conventional may be the way to go. If you've got shorter arms then you may wanna try sumo. Sumo is gonna require more hip and hamstring stength. Conventional is gonna require more from your lower back. Everyone is built differently so you'll just have to experiment and see. I'm 5'7 200lbs with pretty short arms and legs. Sumo seems to be the most optimal way for me to pull.
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    But you DL 600 pounds, why are you asking for advice?
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    Originally Posted by mm55 View Post
    But you DL 600 pounds, why are you asking for advice?
    you can always improve, what is 600 compared to 1016.
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    Originally Posted by drewnorcup View Post
    you can always improve, what is 600 compared to 1016.
    Post up a video of it, if you have a video. That would probably help people see your dimensions to a degree, and help give people an idea whether sumo or conventional would work best for you.
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    Originally Posted by simp3204 View Post
    Post up a video of it, if you have a video. That would probably help people see your dimensions to a degree, and help give people an idea whether sumo or conventional would work best for you.
    ok will try and get vid
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    Holy shiznit, I didn't realize I had long arms. I knew my torso was kinda short, but wow. Says conventional is the best for me, and that's how I pull so I guess that's good. (29" torso and 29" arms at 68 inches, btw)
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    Damn, SPFJudge beat me to posting the article. I've always pulled conventional. This article showed me that I can pull both. But I have much larger arms percentage-wise than torso, so I guess conventional would still be better.
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    Originally Posted by drewnorcup View Post
    i recently made a thread about squatting low bar vs high bar and found out my body type prefers to squat high bar for maximum power output, so with that information i am wondering whether sumo deadlifting or conventional deadlifting would suit my body strengths. please help?
    Whatever you are more comfortable with. I switched to sumo to try it out one time and was hooked. I also got my conventional to within 20 lbs of my best sumo though so its really a personal preference unless you are trying to break records right now. I am more comfortable and feel stronger in the sumo position, but I can still get stornger in the conventional style as well.
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    after reading that artical it says i should do normal but i swear i feel better sumo just try them both what ever you feel better doing you should do it
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