Recently I am having trouble keeping my ass/hips down in the start of the conventional deadlift causing a back to round.
Since I squat with a wide stance I was thinking I might feel more comfortable pulling sumo.
I was wondering if i made this switch should i expect to pull the same numbers as i currently do conventional?
Any help on this will be appreciated
i pull both ways and each style has it’s strengths and weaknesses for me. I find that my lockout is stronger in the conventional but breaking it off the floor is more difficult. When i sumo pull i find that i can break it off the floor but then have trouble with lockout on max attempts. The reason for this is that you are using different muscle groups as your primary lifters.
I would experiment with sumo and see where you are. sumo is much more of a technical lift than conventional.
Do you find that working on one improves the other. Like could you use training on one to get past a plateau on the other?
i’ve never found that they carryover to one another. I do find that the sumo improves my squat and vice versa. zercher’s off of pins and squatting to and off of pins improve my sumo.
Do you pull more with Sumo? I do, but like you said have more trouble with lockout. I also just bought a used trap bar and am planning on throwing that into the mix.
i do pull more sumo as long as i’m fast off the floor. when i get slow the weight drops.
trap bar seems to carry over to squats but not so much for sumo or conventional deads.
i would throw trap bar deads in as a squat variation.