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Sumo DL Form Check


#1

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#2

didn't look that bad to me, although the "Gnyaaaar!" at the top of every rep wasn't necessary


#3

What is your max sumo pull? It is generally not useful to check your form with weights significantly lighter than those you actually work with during sets.

Also, I think you might be the reason that most commercial gyms disallow the use of chalk, so thanks for that.


#4

I thought he was trying to drown out that awful music. Can't really blame him. Then again, I've deadlifted while listening to Los Indios Tabajaras...


#5

lol the people that work their use that shit and make a bigger mess than me


#6

i havent tried maxing out on deadlifts yet, too scared to fuck up my back

and I cleaned it up after lol theyll be okay;


#7

Nevermind the form check. I can't think of a reason why a dude your age ends up training at 2am. You cannot be that busy.

You would've been better off calling it a night a few hours earlier, getting to bed, and hitting the weights the next day. Starting Strength is only three days a week. I'm betting you can find 75 minutes three days a week that doesn't have you lifting after midnight.


#8

I'm curious why you're doing sumo deadlifts for Starting Strength.


#9

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#10

I imagine that's true, but it's also a completely different movement from the conventional deadlift, no? I mean, they have deadlift in the name, but otherwise, I don't really see similarities between the two.

Do you have the goal of competing in powerlifting/having a higher meet total? If not, I feel like you may be served better to elevate the plate height instead, at least if your goal is to perform the Starting Strength routine.

All that said, I have a short torso and long limbs, and I find that'd ideal for conventional pulling. You actually tend to see sumo work better with folks with longer torso and shorter legs.


#11

Goal is to just gain more mass and overall strength;

Okay, so ill elevate the plates and try conventional; The pull part of the conventional isnt tough for me, its the eccentric part thats awkward as fuck;


#12

Are you pulling touch and go? Otherwise, I wouldn't really sweat the eccentric. A controlled drop would work just fine, like you can see here

If the concentric isn't bothering you, then no need to elevate the plates. That's more a solution if you're experiencing issues getting into the starting position.


#13

alright, ill do conventional next DL day and upload videos then;

thanks for your help man