I have always done deadlifts conventional and I have seen good progress in my training, but I am constantly being harped on by the stronger deadlifters that I need to switch to sumo to pull my full potential numbers.
Now I do pull Sumo on some of my warm up set to get my hips loose, but when ever I hit about 465ish I have to switch to conventional if I want to actually hit higher numbers. I have tried 1rpm on both conventional and sumo with only a 50-60 lbs difference in the 1rpm.
I guess what I am asking is, are there major differences other than ROM? because I struggle on the sumo and I am not currently competing. Is the switch worth it, or is it all going to be personal preference?