Just stand straight up. Pull with straight arms. Namely, your hip angle and knee angle are more closed. Pro tip: do NOT apply the baby powder yourself if you can help it. In my opinion, this is why bigger athletes generally do not excel with the sumo deadlift. I have seen many sumo pullers miss pulls at the top because they fell backwards. Severely decreased femoral version was found in 5%; moderately decreased femoral version, 17%; moderately increased femoral version, 18%; and severely increased femoral version >35°, 12%. If adopting a sumo style of deadlift resulted in a uniform increase in deadlift PR’s, every competitive athlete would adopt this stance. A female powerlifter setting up in the Sumo Deadlift position. I can’t recommend Starting Strength more strongly. If you have questions, now is the time to ask. Remember, the knees must stay out. The controversy often centers around the differences in range of motion between the sumo and conventional deadlift styles. Extention (left); Neutral (middle); Flexion (right). Further external rotation will decrease your stability. If you liked this articled, and you want instant updates whenever we put out new content, including exclusive subscriber articles and videos, sign up to our Newsletter! If you pull sumo, and thus drag the knurling up your legs, I consider it mandatory. Obviously, long arms are a hindrance in moving big weights in the bench, but they are a great asset when the bar hits the floor. In our Powerlifting Gear series we’ll cover belts, knee sleeves, wrist wraps, shoes, and a whole lot more. You need to limit this by taking as vertical of a grip as your build will allow. This is due to the positions you are in. level 1. This is where it will end up in a heavy pull anyways. Get your knees out. This not only avoids unnecessary damage to the hands, but it also increases the effective length of your arms. Well, in the sumo pull, the knees must be locked out early. Get your shoulders moving better and improve their stability for performance and longevity Mobility 3 Steps To Improve Hip Shift in the Squat. However, the reason why we don’t standardize these things is because it would be overly complex while simultaneously limiting the athletes strength expression. Conversely, and individual with smaller legs relative to their upper body, but with a strong back may have a bias toward the conventional style. As we already know, a wider grip means shorter arms. The argument is overly simplistic and sounds something like this…, “The sumo deadlift allows you to move the bar a shorter distance, therefore, less mechanical work is performed. We want high hips. If you do this, stop; stop now. I hope this was informative and helpful. Sports Medicine, 45(1), 57–69. Your shins should be about one inch from the bar, no more. Another paper titled The Gender Difference of Normal Hip Joint Anatomy found “The male acetabulum has a smaller anteversion and a smaller inclination than the female acetabulum”. Don’t do this. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 63(9), 1145–1151. By having long arms, the lifter can maintain a more upright torso with the chest up and still keep the hips high, which puts him/her in a better pulling position. Well, realistically, the stance width that facilitates vertical arms is optimal. Kaufman, K., & An, K. (2017). With all this in mind, let’s discuss the optimal stance width for both style of pulling. It should be logical to have a strong sumo deadlift you must make the muscles that are going to move that weight stronger. Far too many people try to hold the bar deep in their palm. Outside of grip width, there are a few tricks you can use to either strength your grip or increase the effective length of your hands (and thus your arms). If your head position changes from neutral to extended during the pull, this is generally a sign of inefficiency. Usually, you’ve gotten forward and the body tries to compensate by throwing as much of its mass behind the bar as possible to get you back over mid-foot. Do not grip the bar deep in your palm (left). doi:10.1136/ard.2003.018424, 6. Unlike chalk, which just sort of dries things out, baby powder makes them slick. Just stand up straight. As mentioned previously, the argument against the sumo stance is predicated on reduced mechanical work. Though it is impossible to pin down a precise angle, most conventional deadlifters will be best served with a foot angle somewhere between 10-15 degrees and most sumo pullers will want something more between 30 and 45 degrees depending on exactly how wide they’re standing. For sumo pullers, there is NO EXCUSE for this grip inefficiency. Powerlifting Warming Up for the Sumo Deadlift. If we refer back to the 2002 paper where electromyographic comparisons of the sumo and conventional deadlift found similar demands placed on the hips, then the findings make sense when evaluating moments within a 3D model. At the end of the day, arm length is the number one determinant of leverage in a deadlift. It’s far less demanding on the low-back and is a much safer option compared to the Conventional Deadlift for individuals prone to back injuries. For me, a grip with all fingers on the knurling (right) produces diagonal arms. Remember, so long as the scapula, bar, and mid-foot stay in vertical alignment, the pull has been set-up correctly and our leverages have been maximized. You need to do yourself a favor and grab a copy of Starting Strength. Wide feet and a narrow grip result in a shorter vertical range of motion for the lift and less movement around the hip and knee joints. This cue falls somewhere between set-up and execution because it is simultaneously the last thing you do in your set-up and the first thing you do to initiate the pull. The starting point for the deadlift is entirely arbitrary. For you conventional pullers out there, if you’re a relatively bigger person, you’re almost always going to have to compromise here somewhat. Again, you have to experiment just a little bit to find the optimal angle for you personally. Normal femoral version is considered to be 10°-25° according to a paper by Tonnis and colleagues. The result is that your grip is greatly strengthened. A moment is a term used in biomechanics to describe the turning, twisting, or rotational effect of a force. Try my program Stronger by the Day for only $8/monthhttps://www.strongstrongfriends.com/stronger-by-the-day His large frame necessitates a wider stance and a wider grip to make room for legs and gut. In deadlifting, the participants lift a loaded barbell off the ground to the hips, and then lower it back to the ground. Mag-Ort, Coan/Philipi, Candito, N-Suns, and more. However, in a meet, baby powder is a fantastic tool. We can calculate torque using the following equation T=F*r sin(θ). You need to be able to fully extend your hips at the top of the deadlift. As for keeping your back position from changing, this really comes down to practicing staying tight. Normal femoral version was found in 48% of the patients”. For everyone but the very short, your goal should be to work towards a toes-to-plate (TTP) stance. Scapula, bar, and mid-foot are all in vertical alignment in the proper deadlift starting position. Notice how when the hands are supinated the triceps are pushed into the lats. And for the weights he's lifting, you have to get as tight as possible or you'll get hurt. In the sumo pull, if you get the bar to lockout height without locking your knees, your legs tend to sag and the pull becomes very hard to finish. Slack not taken out (left), slack taken out (right). Executing an efficient deadlift is infinitely simpler than justifying what efficient technique actually is. Only lifters with long torsos, short femurs, and relatively long arms will have anything resembling an extremely upright sumo starting position. Part VIII: How to Deadlift Like a Powerlifter, NEW EBOOK: Powerbuilding — One More Pound. The Sumo Deadlift. This strengthens the grip and allows the bar to sit further down in the hand. The sumo deadlift is cheating, this phrase is commonly thrown around in various powerlifting circles. Lift Big! Every powerlifter should have at least one bottle of baby powder. People very, very often have questions about what the “optimal” foot position is in the deadlift. From a performance standpoint, one lifting style does not appear to be more advantageous mechanically than the other based on the total number of conventional and sumo style deadlift record holders (1,51). BUT… deadlifting is … If the bar gets away from your shins, you’re increasing the moment arm between the hips and the bar and making the pull way harder than it needs to be. If you find yourself shaking your head in disagreement, make sure you check out Part VI and Part VII where the scientific explanation for the necessity of all of the above three points is given. The semi sumo deadlift is where you place your feet slightly outside of shoulder-width distance, but not outside the hash-marks on the barbell. As with squat stance width, your exact stance width needs to be titrated to your ability to keep your femurs held in external rotation. Even the heavyweights who pull sumo tend to do so because they’ve gotten too large to perform the conventional deadlift correctly. The Sumo Deadlift is a variation that emphasizes more on the use of your legs to squat the weight up rather than your hips and back.. With this style, your hips are closer to the bar compared to a conventional deadlift with a more vertical torso, which takes the stress off of your lower back and places it on your legs.. 4. For sumo pullers, in addition to the need to get full hip extension at the top of the pull, you need to be able to keep your knees in line with your toes. Yes, in fact, sumo is just a tiny bit more complicated. Hard part: squeeze your chest up as hard as you can. Flex your hips as hard as you can. DO NOT MOVE THE BAR. However, for bigger athletes, one must be cognizant of the fact that they simply won’t be able to set their back into extension with a narrower stance. If you get the knees locked early, the top of the sumo deadlift is nothing more than pushing your hips forward a few inches. Prevalence of Femoral and Acetabular Version Abnormalities in Patients With Symptomatic Hip Disease: A Controlled Study of 538 Hips – Till D. Lerch, Inga A.S. Todorski, Simon D. Steppacher, Florian Schmaranzer, Stefan F. Werlen, Klaus A. Siebenrock, Moritz Tannast, 2018. All the slack will have come out of the arms and hamstrings in step 4, the bar will not jerk off the ground, and your back will be in good extension. Being patient to maintain good positions off the floor in the sumo deadlift is critical to success at lockout. You will perceive that your hips are too high, but if you have completed step 4 correctly, the scapulas, bar, and mid-foot will be in vertical alignment and the pull will be perfect. Specifically they found that conventional deadlifts create greater shear force on the back, specifically L4, L5. Torque is the measure of force that causes an object to rotate around an axis. A 2003 paper by Lequesne et al. Part V: How to Bench Press Like A Powerlifter The conventional deadlift is better for those with strong glutes, hamstrings, and lower back muscles. That said, if you can’t keep your knees out, you’ll need to narrow your stance. Most larger athletes have poor mobility. Depending your flexibility, this will require a certain amount of external rotation of the foot. Before we get started, I’d like to say that I drew heavily from the concepts I learned in Starting Strength to create this material. There are at least two important considerations: hip “mobility” and, for sumo pullers, adductor flexibility. If you want to maximize your efficiency in the deadlift, nearly all of your technique should revolve around making the arms as long as possible relative to your other segments. The use of performance enhancing drugs tends to be more common in some sports than others, and even differs by sex and culture (1). This establishes a “wave” of extension that goes all the way down to the lumbar, and sets the back angle from the top down. That’s all you have to do anyways. The normal hip joint space: variations in width, shape, and architecture on 223 pelvic radiographs. Pull the slack out. As I’ve said before and as I’ll say again, if you enjoy this type of biomechanical analysis. It IS true that sumo deadlifts allow for a shorter range of motion. Since a fairly significant portion of records belong to conventional deadlifters it should raise skepticism against the “sumo is easier” argument. (2). Next, consider how you’re locking your grip in. If you do this without locking your knees, you’ll shake all over the place and you’ll make the lift much harder than it needs to be. A 2000 paper found that when normalized by height conventional deadlifters had 20-25% greater bar displacement than the sumo deadlifters (3). If you don’t have chalk, buy some now. The starting hip position is usually slightly lower on the semi sumo deadlift when compared with the full sumo, and the hands are placed inside the shins. doi:10.1097/00005768-200204000-00019, 3. doi:10.1016/b978-0-323-31696-5.00006-1, 5. Thus, increased hip flexion torque would result in an increase in hip extension requirements from opposing musculature to complete the lift. The image below outlines the difference between moment arms calculated in 2D vs 3D. Leaning back does absolutely nothing for you in terms of further muscular recruitment. Strength and flexibility also affect which deadlifting style will add more to your total. To maximize deadliftperformance, the strength coach should explore the different lift types and find a style that is most appropriate for the athlete. Interestingly this study also highlighted that both techniques have comparable hip and knee extension and as discussed above, conventional deadlift required around 25-40% more energy expenditure, greater vertical bar distance and overall mechanical work.So, it’s more powerful, but requires more energy. Jordan Feigenbaum pulling with baby powder on his legs.Credit: barbellmedicine.com. If you have big enough hands, which I’ll define here as anything over 8” from your longest fingertip to the base of your palm, consider pulling hook grip. In a powerlifting meet, you have 3 attempts for each lift. Take your stance, feet a little closer than you think they need to be and with your toes out more than you like. Conventional vs. Sumo Deadlift. BarBend is the Official Media Partner of USA Weightlifting. If you do get it on your hands, it acts in the exact opposite manner as chalk. I recommend that you only turn your foot out as much as you need to in order to achieve good positioning. As Greg Nuckols mentioned in his 2015 article, “The exact numbers change over time, but in general, about 2/3 of female lifters and males under 100kg pull sumo, and about 2/3 of male lifters over 100kg deadlift conventional”. When you try to take a narrow mixed grip, your tricep, on the side of the “under” hand, will turn and “run into” your lat. Sumo Deadlift Benefits It has a shorter range of motion (ROM) compared to the Conventional Deadlift, theoretically allowing the lifter to handle more weight. This change in positioning significantly alters the kinetics of the lift. Bodybuilders should definitely do both sumo and conventional deadlifts, but powerlifters need to master the one they use in competition. Usually, this closes the hand. (2020). They are ranked on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the most involved and a 1 being the barely involved at all. Your grip will be significantly worsened and you won’t be able to hold onto anything resembling respectable poundages. However, the difference in range of motion doesn’t really matter. The above statement entirely disregards the basic rules of powerlifting which permit the sumo style of deadlift in competition. 2) The shoulders must start slightly in front of the bar (to establish the 90 degree angle between the lats and the humerus) For the conventional deadlift, it isn’t entirely uncommon to see everything from heels touching (or nearly so) to heels just outside of shoulder width. They make both the lockout AND the starting position harder. This directly translates to reduced sumo poundages. Remember, the reason that sumo works is because we effectively shorten the length of the thigh segment by holding the thigh at an angle. Hip anteversion is an internal rotation of the femur, the degree of which exists on a spectrum. Part III: How to Squat Like A Powerlifter ESCAMILLA, R. F., FRANCISCO, A. C., FLEISIG, G. S., BARRENTINE, S. W., WELCH, C. M., KAYES, A. V., … ANDREWS, J. R. (2000). The angle your body is at on a conventional deadlift amplifies the shear on your lumbar due to how far you are bent over. Photo: Dan’s YouTube Channel. Kelley and Firestein’s Textbook of Rheumatology, 78–89. The most obvious point that no one seems to talk about is the distribution of world records that belong to sumo versus conventional deadlifters. Both have the same effect. First, let’s talk about the mixed grip. There are a couple of points to bear in mind when a powerlifter is choosing his or her preferred style of lift. As far as keeping the bar close, you can focus on “packing” the lats during the set-up or on dragging the bar up the shin during the pull. (6). Morphology in this context refers to the form and structure of the human body. If you aren’t, you’re making your grip unnecessarily weak for no reason. Regardless of the accuracy of this estimate, it’s understood that doping in sports is an issue, and we don’t necessarily know the distribution of users either. Pay particular attention to the 4th and 5th reps of this set to see this error in action: As soon as the bar passes your knees, you need to get into the habit of jamming the knees into extension. The difference is due to the additional complexity added by the transverse plane in the 3D model which alters moments. This can be avoided with a foot angle that is pointed further forwards. Even if you don't plan on competing in the sumo stance, it's a powerful exercise to help develop your hips and entire posterior chain. Sumo Deadlifts are more hip dominant than Conventional variations and consequently train the glutes and hamstrings to a much greater degree. Deadlift Variations. Not only does hook grip minimize the chances for a bicep tear, but it also prevents a very common problem experienced in mixed grip: unevenness of the bar. If you can fully extend your hips at the top and keep your knees in line with your toes, your feet are pointed out enough. When it comes to powerlifting, you'll often see that people use the same lift in competition. If you cannot hold your knees out, you shouldn’t expect optimal sumo performance. If you get the knees locked early, the top of the sumo deadlift is nothing more than pushing your hips forward a few inches. There are 4 main types of deadlifts, 2 of them are commonly performed in … The best way to lock your grip in is by setting your thumb across your finger nail(s). DO NOT LOWER YOUR HIPS – LIFT THE CHEST TO SET THE BACK ANGLE. When you pull the bar against your body, you’re fighting both gravity AND fraction. This causes all sorts of friction and unevenness in the mixed grip pull. This will reduce the problems caused by the tricep running into the lat. This is because the rectus femoris is a biarticular muscle, meaning it crosses two joint complexes. However, this phrase is commonly thrown around in various powerlifting circles with once! 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