I’ve got deadlifting on the brain and want to see who’s deadlifting sumo these days.
I’m an odd duck that my squat is higher than my deadlift (by 20#) and I want to reverse that. I want to take some of the pressure off the back and use more glute/hip where I think I’m stronger or at least more confident (L5/S1 injury a couple years ago).
I just read this elitefts article (10 Tips for Sumo Deadlifting
By Brian Schwab):
which is pretty good.
One question that I have is what determines width of leg spread for sumo? Comfort? I understand the bar has a shorter path with a wider stance, but I feel stronger with a stance a little wider than shoulders (arms inside), toes at 11 and 1 o’clock.
Anybody have their own nuggets of wisdom to add?