Recently, I have been considering switching to sumo style DL. First, background info:
I am 5’10", 210. I have relatively long arms and legs for my height. I have always used the conventional DL. My squat has always been heavier (stronger) than my DL. Hips and legs stronger (and more limber) than low back. I am 43, training since 16.
Last week, I tried sumo DL. I was alternating it with conv DL. The weight seemed easier using the sumo style. The heaviest I went was about 50% of current 1RM.
Here’s my problem / question: The insides of my knees REALLY hurt in the second and third (last) set. This was an area about 3"x6", in the medial aspect of my knees, centered at the knee joint. I was worried that I would be overly sore the next day, but I wasn’t.
The ease at which the weight came off the floor has really tempted me to pursue the sumo DL. But, I am worried about hurting my knees. Is there something I might be doing form-wise that would do this? Should I just stick with conventional DL?
Thanks for all input…