So I was at the gym yesterday and saw these two guys doing deadlifts. Amazing, yes, but also perplexing: they'd place their feet about twice shoulder-width, hands about twelve inches apart on the bar, and try to burst a blood vessel pulling all of two hundred pounds. And then they cut their workout short because the bar is scraping all the skin off their knees due to the super-wide stance.
Is this a legitimate form for deadlift, or can I feel free to laugh at them? (I searched exrx and couldn't find anything like what they did.)