Hey folks! So long story short, when I sumo deadlift, my feet feel glued to the ground as they should be. However, whenever I try to do a sumo deficit deadlift, I definitely can’t exert my full force through the ground when I lift 80%+ of my 1RM because the 45 plates I’m standing on start sliding outward. I’m really concerned about this causing an injury, and also concerned about not being able to be strong off the floor since I’ve found sumo deficit deadlifts very helpful for me in the past. Not sure if this will be brought up but just incase it is, I’d really like to stick with sumo rather than conventional because my leverages make sumo a more natural position for me and it feels much more comfortable.
I currently deadlift in Ryderwear Raptors (the treads on the bottom are fine). And I’ve also tried using 25 and 35lb plates to stand on but to no avail. My gym has platforms for deficit work but they’re way too deep (I’d be doing like 4’’ sumo deficit deadlifts, and that would be pushing the limits of my hip mobility too much)
Any help is appreciated. Cheers!