Do you think pause sumo deadlifts are useful? For my lift?
The one time I failed on sumo was when I was maxing out. The bar was slow for a sumo pull, which was definitely something I was unfamiliar with and I panicked and tried to hitch it I guess conventional habits die hard.
Tried a few different paused pulls while warming up last workout and it felt good.
I work paused deadlift in I feel it helps with positioning. Looking at your video, you need to get your hips lower. The high hips caused your back to round and no chance of locking a max effort lift. Also to help keep your back tight turn your elbows in it’ll flex your lasts. I think of it as a seesaw as the hips come down you build more and more tension on the bar till you get into correct position and begin the pull.
I see your knees coming in slightly when the bar leaves the floor, you need to keep your knees pushed out. Just practice pulling with proper/better technique (lower hips, knees out, back not rounded) for now, no need to add any special exercises just yet.