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Brandon Michael Enos 04-10-2007 08:13 AM

On days when deadlifts are on the menu, does it matter if you choose sumo deadlifts versus traditional? I prefer sumos a little more, they seem to "fit" better for me, and, at least with my current PR, I seem to be able to lift the same amount with either.

John Seiler 04-10-2007 03:54 PM

Standard DL's tend to work the posterior chain more effectively. Unless you're powerlifting, that's really their purpose in CF workouts. If you're powerlifting, the max is of paramount importance. I suppose you could mix it up but I'd go with standard.

Garrett Smith 04-10-2007 05:00 PM

I alternate sets of the two types, depending on the type of DL workout (strength vs. metcon).

Cal Jones 04-10-2007 10:45 PM

Women may find the sumo style easier if they have wider hips. I generally do the normal kind, though.


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