Just a few questions on whether i should switch from conventional to sumo because i have a history of lower back pain and it’s starting to get sore after workouts.
25, 5’9", 165 pounds (i think, i’m in australia and i’m 75kg)
started the program from Rippetoes Starting Strength about 6 months ago and gained 10-15 pounds. Traning Goal: I wanna be massive especially back/traps. Will prob never compete.
Now my problem is i have always had lower back problems and i am now deadlifting 220-240 conventional and feel it in my lower back more than anywhere else. I like the feel of sumo much better but have avoided it as i like the look of conv better and it has proven beyond doubt to build big backs.
So my question is:
Does sumo have the same ablity to build back/traps? I have read studies saying quad, hams and upper traps work more in sumo. Oleksander Kutcher’s(sumo lifter n pic above) back is what i want but i don’t know if he uses sumo all the time or whether he even used conv to start his career and build his basic foundation.