Hey guys, I’ve recently been playing around with my deadlift form and came across a pulling style the other day that felt really comfortable. My g/f called it a “Transitional” stance, but upon searching the interwebz, I can’t find anything with that exact name. It is basically a narrow stance sumo, with my legs being just wide enough to comfortably put my arms inside my knees.
I never felt comfortable pulling traditional style deadlifts the proper way (thanks to Meat, I DID learn the proper way…thanks Meat!)…I am really tall (6’5) with long femurs and a long torso, fairly wide hips, and a fairly pronounced Anterior Pelvic Tilt, so I think this is probably the reason for discomfort.
Anyways I gave it a try the other day with light weight (275) for a couple sets and really liked it, and thought I would get any advice or tips from those of you here that have experience with this. Here is the video:
First set is Conventional Stance at 315
Second & third sets are narrow stance sumo at 275. I struggled a bit finding the right hand placement, which made some of the reps uglier than the others, but I think I’ll like that style once I find the right place for my hands.
Any feedback is welcomed and much appreciated!