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Wide Stance SQ and Sumo DL?


#1

Has anybody ever used these in their training only with the intention of building their narrow stance SQ and conventional DL? Narrow is where I feel strongest and how I would lift in a contest but they both have been stagnant for a while and I'm looking for a way to get them moving again. Thoughts?


#2

Change it up. Sumo, wide, front squats, box squats, squats with accommodating resistance, specialty bars.


#3

ive read that sumo has no carryover to conventional;however, conventional has carryover for sumo. i cant elaborate so take it with a grain of salt.

everything else above poster said sounds good


#4

Where ever you read that, don't ever go there again.


#5

I have recently changed my dl to sumo style after a few lower back injuries and I am slowly getting back to my old conventional stance dl weight. I feel no pain in my lower back when I do these and hope that I will be able to lift more than I used to conventional. To be honest it makes me cringe when I see even experienced lifters doing conventional style now!