So what's the consensus on sumo deadlits? Are they worth it? Is Rip just talking out of his ass? Should I even bother with them if I'm a 5'8 manlet?
They feel really good, but I'm worried that they just don't work the back as much as conventional deadlift ... and that I'm gonna have a bigger ass than my GF, when I'm also using lowbar squat...
I'm gonna be totally honest with you here, something you rarely see on /fit/
I too, am 5'8 and prefer sumo deadlifts. There is multiple reasons as to why.
It feels way more natural to get into the sumo position
My form is way more on point than in conventional
I can lift way more. Not just what the slightly less ROM would allow, but my body just works better in that position.
People are gonna call it shit and say it has nothing to do with real deadlifting.
Those are the same fedora meisters yelling: "DO SS+GOMAD U FGT AND ISOLATION EXERCISES ARE MEMES"
Maybe one day I will do conventional again. But not in a long time.
Up to this date i've only been doing conventional, can do 4 plates for reps. But every time i try sumo it just feels better, especially on the lower back. Also, yea, should propably do some hamstring work, I just started Texas method and up to this point I've never done any hamstring assistance movements.
I have a bigger ass than every girl I've ever fucked. Apparently there's literally gossip about it (both girls and gay guys). It's a good thing, don't worry about it. Just make sure the rest of you gets jacked as well (PARTICULARLY your upper back) and it'll look balanced
sumo gives you better leverage, shorter ROM, and increased quad involvement which translates to using higher weights. however upper back and lat involvement is gonna go down due to the more upright back angle and decreased ROM.
I follow Rip in that the deadlift is my primary back strength builder, so I pull conventional.
Also Konstantinovs pulls conventional so why bother with anything else
source: 405lb 1RM conventional, 230lb 76", 80" wingspan
Sumo uses your traps more, so wrong about upper back. But you're right about lower back.
It also depends heavily on your conventional / sumo form. You can spread your feet wide or narrow on both. There are cases where your (semi) sumo deadlift has a more horizontal back than your deadlift with two different individuals.
>sumo gives you better leverage
Then why more pple pull conventional at PL? You're so wrong about this. Its an individual thing.
Conventional, sumo, and trap/hex bar all emphasize different muscle groups. You are still working the whole posterior chain while deadlifting, but each style will work some muscles harder than others. You aren't going to end up looking like Brian Peppers if you just do sumo. At the end of the day it's honestly all the same shit unless you're planning on competing as a powerlifter/bodybuilder/other kind of elite athlete, which I assume you aren't since you're asking for my opinion on an anonymous Ukrainian pottery forum.