Was wondering some things about deficit sumo deadlifts for my upcoming volume block.
So some more info first:
I miss at or just off the floor. So am thinking deficits would be good for the next volume block.
My first comp in a couple of months is going to be with a deadlift bar.
I’ve done some deficit sumo pulls as my main lift in my previous block but that was with a stiff bar. It was good work but carryover to the comp (deadlift bar) pull didn’t translate until a few weeks into my strength block where comp sumo pull was the main lift and that time was mostly learning to pull off comp conditions again. This is my only gripe with it (also set up is a bit awkward)
So I understand deficits are one good way to work at my weak areas and the extra ROM/work will be handy for my volume block but given my comp pull is clicking well right now I’d hate to have to go through the process of relearning it again.
So should I implement deficits and how should I to best maintain comp technique? Like a small deficit + deadlift bar or higher deficit or stiff bar or some combination thereof?