i think as far as Sumo vs Conv DLing
its not that important its more about wahts more comfortable for you
ive done both and i currently pull sumo
if youre suing enough weight and enough reps (6-10) you will get hypertrophy irregardless of which style you use.
as long as your poundages are going up i think it boils down to which one you can lift more weight for more reps with because truth be told most of us who truly enjoy deadlifts enjoy it because we can move so much weight. so i say, move more weight.
for what its worth i think i got adjusted to sumo pulling from doing BB hack squats. i just wanted to change up my routine and tested them out, didnt do em long but after that when i went back to deadlifting i automatically put myself in a narrow grip, wide foot position (a la sumo) and it just felt natural.
and p.s. if you move more weight Sumo style then that IS your optimal positioning.[/quote]
ah damn you do wide stance BB hacks? Hows that feel? whats your setup like in terms of foot angles, possible weights on heels…etc. thats intriguiing(sp) beings as i do mine almost with my feet together touching but pointed out