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3rd time I have witnessed someone DL more than myself.
« on: March 15, 2016, 05:01:11 PM »
By no means am I powerhouse with a #600+ DL but am happy with a max of #485. I rarely see people go what I consider heavy and before yesterday had only seen 2 people lift more, one of which was damn near #600. Anyways kid with a decent build and seemed reasonably strong was DL'ing #400 for reps, goes up to #485 and he struggled a bit but managed it. Tosses on another #20 and gave it 3 attempts and each time bailed without moving the weight. Finally on his 4th try he got it up but I think he may have hurt himself too cause he was walking real damn funny and grimacing afterwards.

BTW he was sumo DL'ing which I have never tried so don't know if it's easier or harder than traditional style.  Just liked seeing someone move some heavy assed weight.

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Re: 3rd time I have witnessed someone DL more than myself.
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 05:58:15 PM »
Our club is putting on a sumo workshop and I'm gonna try it for a few weeks. Seems like a lot of guys that don't look that strong can pull a lot more than me sumo.
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Re: 3rd time I have witnessed someone DL more than myself.
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2016, 06:22:00 PM »
Never seen anyone in a gym deadlift more than me.

Lots at competitions though but never in the gym.

Haven't seen anyone squat more than me in a gym in 25 years either.

Now bench is a different story.  I get humiliated by guys smaller than me all the time.
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Re: 3rd time I have witnessed someone DL more than myself.
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 06:28:11 PM »
Never seen anyone in a gym deadlift more than me.

Lots at competitions though but never in the gym.

Haven't seen anyone squat more than me in a gym in 25 years either.

Now bench is a different story.  I get humiliated by guys smaller than me all the time.

One of the guys who DL's I have never seen max out but would not be surprised if its #650+. I have seen him squat #600 as well as walk up to #495 without any warmup in his street clothes and DL that the same as if I was lifting #135, he literally showed zero effort doing that.

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Re: 3rd time I have witnessed someone DL more than myself.
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2016, 06:29:39 PM »
Our club is putting on a sumo workshop and I'm gonna try it for a few weeks. Seems like a lot of guys that don't look that strong can pull a lot more than me sumo.

I need to try it as well. I see guys doing rack pulls and yet for me I suck at those. I'd rather pull the weight off the floor and can do more that way vs a rack pull.

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Re: 3rd time I have witnessed someone DL more than myself.
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2016, 06:54:47 PM »
I know the first few times it sucks, hits your inner quads in a way that doesn't feel natural.
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Re: 3rd time I have witnessed someone DL more than myself.
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2016, 08:16:35 PM »
I've tried sumo a couple times and it just feels awkward but maybe that's just because I only tried it a few times.

At this point most powerlifting ladies lift more than I do on deadlift (well squats too  :-[ )..working on it but it takes TIME

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Re: 3rd time I have witnessed someone DL more than myself.
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2016, 10:52:41 AM »
I'm a little dude, so allot of people assume I should be pulling sumo.  I gave sumo 6 months, and even pulled sumo at a meet.  With lighter to moderate weight it feels much easier than traditional for me.  Once it gets heavy it comes down to technique.  With a traditional pull you can get ugly and grind it out, but with sumo if your heavy and technique gets ugly it's a no go.  It's not easier, unless your body type dictates it to be, it's just different.  But, it is definitely more technique sensitive.  My best conventional pull at a meet is 500, my best sumo was 430, but 315 feels like an empty bar when I pull sumo.  I also tend to WAAAAY overthink technique and become my own worst enemy at times. 

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Re: 3rd time I have witnessed someone DL more than myself.
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2016, 11:58:35 AM »
sumo with anything over 400 feels like I'm gonna tear something.

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Re: 3rd time I have witnessed someone DL more than myself.
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2016, 08:33:27 AM »
I pull Sumo, but it took me a little to figure out. I wouldn't say it's easier by any means. It's harder to break the floor, but lock out is easier IMO. Sumo is all in the Set up. If you set up isn't right it can make an easy lift a grinder.

My 2 Tips on SUMO - 1) Keep your Back more upright and sink down to the Bar like your sticking your nuts on it. 2) as soon as you grab the Bar. Spread the Floor with your Feet as hard has you can and lean back a little. Spreading the floor hard is what breaks the floor.

When you pick you footing for Sumo. Find that spot where you feel you can spread the floor the best. I point my toes out about 45*

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