In comparison to a Conventional Deadlift, the Sumo Deadlift requires a much wider stance with the weight pulled from the floor with the arms positioned inside the legs. Both are …
Sumo: The Advanced Deadlift. The sumo deadlift a wide-stance deadlift where your hands are on the inside of your thighs. Seems simple enough, but the sumo is far more technically advanced than the conventional deadlift. It’s true.
In the above video, Elliott Hulse discusses briefly why a sumo deadlift may be a primary pulling option for strength athletes who may have some lower back considerations.
Done well, the Sumo Deadlift is an expression of mobility, strength and technique, an expression so effective in fact, that it’ll make people on the internet accuse you of cheating. Check out our Pillars of Sumo Deadlift series and have keyboard warriors everywhere hating on your huge pull.
Powerlifting and the Sumo Deadlift. Most of the powerlifting community is somewhat familiar with the sumo deadlift and its benefits for them. That’s because within powerlifting competitions, the sumo deadlift is a fully accepted alternative to the conventional deadlift.
The conventional deadlift has 25-40% more range of motion than a sumo deadlift. And this should, theoretically, result in greater muscle and strength gains. But this isn’t necessarily a reason to avoid the sumo deadlift per say.
The conventional deadlift has a greater range of knee extension and involves the spinal erectors to a greater degree than the sumo style deadlift. The narrow stance lift is usally a simpler movement to learn than the sumo style an calls for power in the quads, flexible ankles and a strong back and abdominal wall.
The conventional deadlift versus the sumo deadlift is one of the great debates in the strength sports. Many will argue that the sumo deadlift is “cheating” because it has a shorter range of motion (ROM).
Your hip structure will impact your strength and comfort in the conventional and sumo deadlift much more than factors like height and limb lengths. There are no factors that make either the conventional or the sumo deadlift inherently easier or harder.
Wenning believes sumo has a longer life span (in terms of keeping athletes healthier) while conventional is more powerful, citing most of the 14 lifters in the 900 …
Performing the sumo deadlift high pull does have its limitation in developing maximal strength and hypertrophy of the hips and hamstrings as the upper body (from the high pull) often limits the
The deadlift is a true test of strength. Purely lifting dead weight off the floor. Along with the squat, the deadlift is one of the greatest lifts that can be done in any training regimen.
This is unquestionably the most movement-specific supplementary exercise for the sumo deadlift. It helps to improve: Muscular strength; Muscular hypertrophy