View Poll Results: Deads: Standard or Sumo?

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    Deadlift Technique: Standard or Sumo?

    For all who responded to the "Deadlifts, who does 'em?" thread, hit it up here with your preferred technique.

    I personally pull Sumo most of the time as I feel an increased hamstring engagement from that position, and like the slightly lowered center of gravity. I'll mix-in standard deads periodically, perhaps every couple of weeks, but Sumo has become my go-to technique with this lift.

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    Re: Deadlift Technique: Standard or Sumo?

    I have always done standard. Sumo has always seemed like cheating to me. I just feel better going standard.
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    Re: Deadlift Technique: Standard or Sumo?

    Conventional. I would prob not be able to get my form down good enough for sumo unless someone coached me. And at this time that isn't happening.
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    Re: Deadlift Technique: Standard or Sumo?

    I mostly do conventional, sumo sometimes

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    Re: Deadlift Technique: Standard or Sumo?

    Conventional for me as well.

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    Deadlift Technique: Standard or Sumo?

    Raw conventional, sumo equipped.
    "Overzealous dosing" -Jin

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    Re: Deadlift Technique: Standard or Sumo?

    Conventional. My favorite

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    Re: Deadlift Technique: Standard or Sumo?

    Both, but conventional in comp.
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    Re: Deadlift Technique: Standard or Sumo?

    Conventional, but I go narrow with low hips and a clean grip.

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    Re: Deadlift Technique: Standard or Sumo?

    Originally Posted by PillarofBalance View Post
    Raw conventional, sumo equipped.
    That's not a sumo suit bro it's a conventional suit :-B
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    Re: Deadlift Technique: Standard or Sumo?

    I do both, mostly depends on how i feel on that day...
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    Re: Deadlift Technique: Standard or Sumo?

    Originally Posted by SFGiants View Post
    That's not a sumo suit bro it's a conventional suit :-B
    You wanna double check that? Doesn't look like its for conventional... If so that would explain the issues I'm having lol
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    Re: Deadlift Technique: Standard or Sumo?

    Originally Posted by PillarofBalance View Post
    You wanna double check that? Doesn't look like its for conventional... If so that would explain the issues I'm having lol
    I bought it brand new and never pull sumo bro!
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    Deadlift Technique: Standard or Sumo?

    Pfffft... Lolololololololol
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    Re: Deadlift Technique: Standard or Sumo?

    Just changed to sumo a few months ago and love it. Feels more natural and I can pull more weight for more reps. I also feel my hams engage more so that's a plus for me. I have flat and tight hamstrings genetically...

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    Re: Deadlift Technique: Standard or Sumo?

    conventional. every time i try to pull sumo i feel like i get bent way too far out over the bar. however, i'm the only dude at my gym that pulls conventional.

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    Re: Deadlift Technique: Standard or Sumo?

    Conventional as well. However I do mix in occasionally some sumo. I had tight it bands and hammies a few years back and caused severe muscle trauma in lower back. During the course of getting back into it thru foam rolling and stretching, I started sumo lifting more because it put less stress on lower back, for me.......

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