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Sumo Deadlift vs Conventional

i think that they sumo deadlift more now than years ago . the suit helps the sumo pull more . coul we say that the conventional deadlift is going to become marginal . it would be sad .

The top like 10 deads of all time are conventional.

thanks. but coan is in top ten no . i just think sumo is gaining in popularity .

Check this thread out. All kinds of deadlifts done in various fashion. Looks like the first sumo comes in around number 9 or 10.

[quote]winston43 wrote:
thanks. but coan is in top ten no . i just think sumo is gaining in popularity . [/quote]

No, he isn’t (though he is way lighter than the guys ahead of him). And the way I understand it, Ed tore stuff doing sumo and was physically forced to stop doing it.

I think conventional is doing just fine.

yes the biggest pulls are conventional by the biggest guys . its true that coan tore a groin or domething doing sumo . but i think more lifters pulls sumo now that 25 years ago . of course few of you were maybe following powerlifting in the early 80,s and late 80,s one of the bigges sumo puller was od wilson . at 6 foot five 386 pounds or so.