Deadlift Form: Sumo vs Conventional, Round Back vs Flat Backhttp://www.powerliftingtowin.com/powerl ... lift-form/
The article is well written and he makes some good point.
Some of those points are one that I mentioned.
However, some of his point are incorrect."Rounded Pulling Analysis"
In this section, he mentions "Lower Back Rounding".
Rounding the lower back is a bad thing.
Rounding the upper back is acceptable.
Ironically, he provide a picture of Dave Hansen trying to finish a 705 lb deadlift.
Hansen's upper back is round, NOT his lower back.Conventional Hamstring Strength
Let's examine this statement...
"With a conventional deadlift stance, most people don’t have the isometric lower back strength nor do they have the hamstring strength to break the weight from the floor while holding their back flat."
The hamstrings are instrumental alone with the back in breaking the weight off the floor.
Conventional Deadlifter have very strong hamstrings and backs.
1) Due to their genetics.
2) Due to that the Conventional Deadlift overload the hamstrings and back. This lead to an increase in hamstring/back strength and size.
As I stated in the previous post and he did in the article, Sumo is a Quad Dominate movement. It minimizes the hamstring and back involvement.Deadlift 5 Plates Like a Championhttp://wannabebig.com/training/deadlift ... -champion/
This article provide a more in depth examination of the weakness of the deadlift and how to correct them."My Recommendation"
His talks about playing to your strength be it Conventional or Sumo.
Then goes into an...Oxymoron Statement
"...My personal recommendation is to use the sumo deadlift."
I was searching for a solution to my problem and you provided me with a huge amount of good stuff to help me with it.Varying Exercises
I will read it again several times to let it sink in, but for now, I know I can keep up with my program, keep pulling conventional and I will change my assistance-excercises every six weeks.
Just vary your back exercises, all muscle group movement.
Thank you very much!