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GtrLove23!
07-01-2018, 07:29 AM
So, I'm a tall guy at 6'5 and I cant do the conventional deadlift where the toes point forward. Seems like my center of gravity is all off when I do and I end up with less weight.

Is it okay for someone my height to do the sumo deadlift over the conventional deadlift? Are there cons to the way Ive been doing it?

Swolewelder
07-01-2018, 07:43 AM
Iím 6í1 all legs and to do a conventional deadlift I keep a narrow stance with my toes pointed far outward like 45 degree angle similar to low bar back squat stance. Toe position is not as important as maintaining a neutral spine, and a straight bar path. Do not worry about the amount of weight but rather keeping yourself tight and controlled and I promise your numbers will sky rocket.

theestone
07-01-2018, 08:11 AM
You'll probably be fine, just make sure you're using good form otherwise.

Sumo Deadlifts are a great exercise to add to your routine.

Oldschool
07-01-2018, 08:24 AM
So, I'm a tall guy at 6'5 and I cant do the conventional deadlift where the toes point forward. Seems like my center of gravity is all off when I do and I end up with less weight.

Is it okay for someone my height to do the sumo deadlift over the conventional deadlift? Are there cons to the way Ive been doing it?

Why cant you do them properly?

ffang2
07-01-2018, 11:41 AM
I prefer sumo I find it doesnít destroy my back. Conventional gave me issues which all went away by changing to Sumo. I always point both toes out 45 degrees.


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Suntan Superman
07-02-2018, 03:55 AM
I pull conventional and have my toes pointed out. Iíve noticed others that do as well and others that donít. If it works better for you point them out and stop worrying about it

Augustine5I
07-02-2018, 04:06 AM
I prefer sumo I find it doesnít destroy my back. Conventional gave me issues which all went away by changing to Sumo. I always point both toes out 45 degrees.


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It may take strain off your back but distribute this force elsewhere. Possible the knees.

No doubt this movement has put many an individual into early retirement. Deadlifts are not joke.

And being tall means moving that weight thru a greater range.

JRotten
07-02-2018, 07:08 AM
At about 30* I find Iím more natural and itís easier to key on my glutes when I grip the platform and ďforce my toes outĒ

asfJason
09-19-2018, 12:17 AM
My height is about 6'5, and it's also hard for me to do the conventional deadlift. I find it more comfortable to do the sumo deadlift.