This might be a dumb question. I searched but couldn’t find the answer.
I know body type has a big effect on whether one is stronger pulling sumo or conventional. But what are those body types.
I have long legs, semi long arms, and a short torso. I am just over 6ft tall.
I know you probably want to say, “just do what works best for you, experiment.”
But I keep going back and forth between which style is stronger. The first time i maxed out, I had been doing a lot of wide stance squats and could pull more sumo. I made it up to 315 conventional, then switched to sumo and got to 335. But when I switched to front squats I must have lost some hip strength. When i maxed out again i could barely pull 315 sumo, but got up to 350 conventional.
So I’m wondering which stance I should focus on based on my body type.
Thanks in advance for any help.
I should add that I only care about getting my deadlift as high as possible. Which is why I want to know which style I might be more inclined to succeed with.