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Old 04-04-2006, 07:15 AM   #1
James Oconnor
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It seems that practicing the sumo style deadlift is more functional than the conventional deadlift when it comes to everyday lifting of objects.

Every time I go to lift a heavy object from the ground, whether its just a box or large rock, I seem to have my hands much closer together and feet on the outside of my grip.

I know there are exceptions but I find myself lifting that style in my day to day activities way more than a conventional style of deadlift.

Any thoughts?
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Old 04-04-2006, 08:05 AM   #2
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For me, not that much.
When I use the sumo stance my legs are much wider than when lifting a box or rock.
And then there's the nice bar a few inches off the floor to hold onto, while with odd objects you need to wedge your hands underneath.

I would say a more functional form (in the way you described it "day to day activities") is the sandbag DL - with hands between the knees, knuckles to ground, lower squat stance (or even rounded back) and the instability that makes it almost like SPP in this case ;)

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