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Old 01-14-2013, 10:24 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by LtL View Post
The best deadlifters deadlift a LOT. They do sumo and conventional, pull from the floor, rack, deficit, snatch grip, do power cleans, high pulls, etc

I am kind of in the same position as you: I am unsure which way to pull so I'm just doing both. What's the worst that could happen?
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Originally Posted by Fazc View Post
Even if you were to pull Sumo in competition I probably wouldn't do the majority of your training with Sumo, I'd keep SLDL (done heavy) as your main assistance. Certainly if your form needs work and you KNOW what you're trying to work on then fine, drill the Sumo. That's a key point as well, people talk about drilling volume on a lift to correct form BUT if they don't actually know what in the hell they're trying to correct then it's futile. But I see that all too often.

For the majority of your pulling I'd smash the crap out of the SLDL.
Well I've done more, and done less pullin conventional. My set up position is or seems different every pull. My biggest problem is hips rising up first or too fast and basically RDLing it up. I'm going to continue to work on it, but I liked the way Sumos felt. It felt very natural to me like that's the way to lift. I'm not experienced enough or smart enough to know all my issues or problems. But definetly want give Sumos a run for awhile. Seems most are saying to do SLDL so I'll do those and do conventional pulls also or on a different day. My head limits me on how much I can accomplish in each session, but I'll see how it goes.
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