If your strength levels are such where you should be using the starting strength program, I’d leave the template and not fuck with it until my gains stopped from it. So yes :-p
Why do you want to pull conventional and sumo? Your goal is for the triathlon right? God forbid I say this, but the conventional pull is more “specific” to what you’re going to be doing. It’s just like rippetoe wrote about not using a powerlifting stance squat.
My goals are split up between kyokushin (karate) and triathlon. However in terms of training i put more emphasis on triathlon.
I figured sumo would be more specific because in biking (mainly ass and quads)and running (mainly calves and hamstrings) leg power is the “most” important.
Sumo (as ive read in now over 20 articles :P)puts more emphasis on leg power/strength and i would gain greatly from it. I’m sure it would help greatly for sprints on bike or run. The back would only really help you stabilise unless you’re going against strong wind or on a steep hill. This holds more true for biking than running (imo).
when I started the stronglifts 5x5 I misread it. it says to split days a/b and you squat on a and deadlift on b
I was for weeks squating and deadlifting on the same day. I also worked out every day instead of 3 days a week again misreading it.
it worked great I was drained but I wasnt lifting heavy untill about 6 weeks into the program.
I then realised that you do one or the other and not both but I liked the way I felt after doing both so I kept it up
heres what I did in this order.
I did not do the pull ups because I started at about 300 pounds and can not do pull ups
i switched bench with standing overhead on day B everything else stayed the same and yes squat and dead same workout[/quote]
How did you progress on both (squat and DL)? How long till you had to drop the deadlift or whatever; if you had to drop it, that is?
If you want to work on both your conventional and sumo deadlift, alternate your deadlift days, but don’t do deadlifts every workout. They are particularly hard on your lower back and that takes a long time to recover.
If you are going to do Rippetoe, do it as written. Otherwise you are doing something else and you will not get the results as advertised. IMO you will overtrain your lower back and slow down your progress.[/quote]
It was a question that i was entertaining. I’m pretty much convinced that it’s best to do as written.
My concern was in the question “Does deadlifting sumo or conventional carry over to the other one”?
Like lets say ive deadlifted sumo all my life, and i can pull 600 pounds. Then one day i switch over to conventional, should i expect to start at square 1-2 for that lift, or will i be more or less in the same ball park? I understand the muscles are used are the same, but the extent of their useage is different.
I just like to get all my facts straight.
Thanks for the replies.