Thread: Sumo deadlifts?
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:49 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by jslep View Post
i avoid these too cause they are uncomfortable for my knees. but i do try to get my legs close to a sumo style to do some leg press's.
Knees? It was more uncomfortable on my hips, I thought. Leg press is different, I like to go wide with those.

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Originally Posted by JesseA View Post
You just need to find what works for you. I switched to sumo a couple years ago because I was able to move more weight (shorter ROM? More hip drive? I dunno). Although, I will probably switch back to conventional soon just to mix it up a bit.

I'm not sure if it's better or worse on the knees in a sumo stance or conventional.
I believe you can lift more weight with sumo (once you get the movement down) but it just feels odd for me, I guess.

I guess my main question would be, are they needed? I see a lot of powerlifters using sumo, and not as much conventionals.
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