Thanks for the reply.
My best conventional pull is 200kg. Not very impressive, I know. I’m a bit below that pulling sumo. But the weaknesses are different. I have a harder time locking out sumo pulls (not at 50-60%, obviously) whereas my conventional usually fails right below the knee.
I guess I’ll try it and see what happens.[/quote]
If that’s your issue, then this is probably not going to help at all.
If your issue is low on the conventional DL, it’s more direct to train deficit deads, snatch grip deads, low rack pulls from just below the sticking point.
If your hips were your issue in the conventional pull, then sumo might help because it hammers the hips harder for most people. But that doesn’t look to be your issue.[/quote]
So in a WS template/programming…would you pull the singles from a deficit (conventional), or would you program it as assistance work (e.g. 4 sets of 6-8 reps)?[/quote]
You could do either, or you could pull 3s from a deficit instead of singles. I don’t think singles are the best way to train all the time personally. Great for a block of training, but not all the time. Unless you are doing an accumulation of singles through training (e.g. week 1: 3 singles at 92%, week 2: 4 singles, week 3: 6 singles, etc)
I typically like to hammer the weak point all the time. So I would do deficit pulls + assistance work for the same thing (snatch grip dl or rack pulls from below the sticking point), and I’d hammer the weak point every leg session, not just when deadlifting. So if you’re only pulling 1x a week, I’d still do assistance work on that 2x a week. If you’re currently pulling for your ME exercise and doing speed pulls on DE day, I’d do speed pulls from a deficit as well.[/quote]
Awesome. Thanks so much for the advice. I often end up defaulting to Good Mornings, Pull Throughs, RDL and 45 degree back raises for assistance. I’ll definitely throw in some deficit pulls and Snatch Grip DLs to hammer the weak point. Cheers.