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The Great Debate: Deadlift vs Sumo Lift

by Callum Allan on Nov 14, 2022

The Great Debate: Deadlift vs Sumo Lift

If you're a gym-goer, you've probably noticed that there are two main ways to perform a deadlift: with a conventional stance or a sumo stance. But what's the difference between the two? And which one is better for you? Let's break it down.

Conventional vs Sumo Deadlift

The main difference between a conventional deadlift and a sumo deadlift is the position of your feet. In a conventional deadlift, your feet are placed shoulder-width apart, while in a sumo deadlift, your feet are placed wide apart, with your hands inside your legs. As a result of this difference in foot placement, conventional deadlifts tend to work more muscles in the upper back and hips, while sumo deadlifts place more emphasis on the muscles in the thighs and lower back.Ā 

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So, which one should you do? The answer, as with most things in the Fitness world, is that it depends on your goals. If you're looking to build muscle in your upper back and hips, then conventional Deadlifts are probably the way to go. However, if you're looking to focus more on your thighs and lower back, then Sumo Deadlifts are probably a better choice. Whichever exercise you choose, make sure that you perform it in good form to avoid injury.

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There you have it! A breakdown of the key differences between conventional deadlifts and Sumo Deadlifts. So which one is better for you? It all depends on what your fitness goals are. Whichever exercise you choose, just make sure that you perform it in good form to avoid injury. happy lifting!