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Deadlift Stances


#1

What is the difference between deadlifting with your feet spread very far apart as opposed to having your feet at shoulder width?


#2

What happends when you do different stances on the the deadlift it's pretty much like doing a wide and narrow grip bench, it hits the primary muscle in different ways. Basically, it applies different pressures to your back.

*just make sure if you're using a mixed grip switch up which hand goes over and which goes under the bar when you lift


#3

Very wide,arms inside legs:Sumo stance.More hip and leg emphasis.

Narrow stance:More lower back emphasis.


#4

Sumo also helps to decrease range of the movement. Allowing a weight to be moved a shorter distance.