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Old 05-05-2010, 12:19 PM   #11
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I switched from conventional to sumo 3 or 4 months ago and have noticed a huge difference. You use up WAY more energy going conventional not so much with sumo. The top guys in the DL do use conventional but they usually are one and done, they will go for a big one and if they miss or fight to the death for it they will throw in the towel. Sumo on the other hand at least gives you a chance to add some more weigh or recover better from a fail. My stance isnt quite as wide as others, but thats just because of my body type.
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I switched from conventional to sumo 3 or 4 months ago and have noticed a huge difference. You use up WAY more energy going conventional not so much with sumo. The top guys in the DL do use conventional but they usually are one and done, they will go for a big one and if they miss or fight to the death for it they will throw in the towel. Sumo on the other hand at least gives you a chance to add some more weigh or recover better from a fail. My stance isnt quite as wide as others, but thats just because of my body type.
I went really wide out of the gate and because of the weight drop, I stopped using them as frequently. I guess I should try to pull my feet in a bit and give them another chance.
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:02 PM   #13
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I went really wide out of the gate and because of the weight drop, I stopped using them as frequently. I guess I should try to pull my feet in a bit and give them another chance.
If you can see my profile pick my feet are not much wider than shoulder width apart. Of course there is a little more distance to travel when on the narrow side you gotta do what feels the best/strongest and that posistion does it for me!
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If you can see my profile pick my feet are not much wider than shoulder width apart. Of course there is a little more distance to travel when on the narrow side you gotta do what feels the best/strongest and that posistion does it for me!
Thanks. I might just take another look at them. Really wide stance I feel like I'm pulling with all hamstrings.
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Never tried Sumo; might give it a go sometime to see how it feels.
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:26 PM   #17
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Believe it or not with both sumo and conventional I can not really get a feel and just try it out without a decent amount of weight on the bar. I know what its suppose to feel like when Im starting my pull and if it goes up with very minimal effort its hard to look at my lift and critique or make improvements on it. I can remember when I first started sumo I had 135 on the bar and I was all over the place it looked awful, but as we moved it up I got a bit more under control, it feels more natural with some weight on the bar.
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I pull sumo, it suits my body type. I started doing light conventionals as part of DeFranco's BB complexes and immediately smacked the sh*t out of my knees. Conventional DLs can suck it. But I still do 'em.

I figure pulling is pulling and don't worry about it too much other than that.
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I pull sumo, it suits my body type. I started doing light conventionals as part of DeFranco's BB complexes and immediately smacked the sh*t out of my knees. Conventional DLs can suck it. But I still do 'em.

I figure pulling is pulling and don't worry about it too much other than that.
Yeah some of us are just built differently. I suck at sumos, but LTL from the board rocks the sumos.
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