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Sumo Deadlift to Help Squats


#1

Any idea whether sumo dreads using my squat stance could help my squat sticking point, which is pretty close to what my sumo starting point would be?


#2

no i dont think it will. Why not do box squats instead.


#3

[quote]MarkKO wrote:
Any idea whether sumo dreads using my squat stance could help my squat sticking point, which is pretty close to what my sumo starting point would be? [/quote]

Only one way to find out.


#4

[quote]fat_powerlifter wrote:
no i dont think it will. Why not do box squats instead. [/quote]

I always thought box squats were better suited as an assist to help if you have issues getting enough depth and issues getting out of the hole rather than stalling about a third of the way through the movement. Depth isn’t a problem for me really, and getting out of the hole isn’t either, which is why I haven’t looked at box squats too much yet. That being said, I might be wrong - you reckon box squats would help with my sticking point?

I was just mulling over the fact that I’m weak as hell off the floor pulling sumo and that’s pretty close to the position my hips are in when I stall in the squat. I know the loading would be different because of where the bar sits, but I thought there may be some carry over.


#5

[quote]Alrightmiami19c wrote:

[quote]MarkKO wrote:
Any idea whether sumo dreads using my squat stance could help my squat sticking point, which is pretty close to what my sumo starting point would be? [/quote]

Only one way to find out.
[/quote]

Yep. I think I’ll look at where I can fit some in and see how I go.