Background: Just when I started to make good progress with my conventional deadlift (about 8 month ago) sciatia that i've had on and off for years flared up and has really affected my ability to train and progress my lift.
I've played with sumo in the past but want to have a real go at it and see if i can get back to (and beyond) where i was conventional. Sumo feels much better in terms of the sciatica than conventional does but I have terrible mobility and what I guess are poor leverages for sumo...
Here are some videos of some pulls i did today off 1.25" mats.
445lb front view
445 side view
Video 1 shows what I think its good form (although maybe need to have weight more on my heels???)
On the 445 vids the second reps look better to me as i'm able to keep my hips lower - should be able to do this on rep 1 with more practice.
@Vincepac1500 would appreciate your input if you get the chance.