Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
How have found the swap from conventional to sumo?
It feels like a completely different lift for me. The reason I switched was for the life of me I could not pull conventional without rounding my back. I tried taking the weight down and building back up a couple of times but think it was just stuck in my brain. I never got injured, but it would only have been a matter of time.
To be honest I really don't like sumo. It's uncomfortable, setup's a pain in the arse, stupidly slow off the floor at higher weights. Although my lockout is faster, holding it at the top is uncomfortable. But at the same time I can keep my back straight at decent weights (but can't really compare poundages because I haven't had the belt on yet). My beltless 5RM can't be far behind my conventional. I've done 170x6 beltless sumo, and highest beltless conventional i think is somewhere between 175-180 x5.
I'm going to keep plodding away with it though. I have a bad feeling I won't get as much out of a belt on sumo.
Nice work man!! OHP is coming on nicely!!
I finally was fortunate enough to bump into the Scottish powerlifting chap today, whom I've heard a lot About.
Cheers, I don't know where my 5x5x50 came from, because 1x5x50 felt like shit tonight. But I was concentrating more on why my wrists were hurting so damn bad (I didn't setup great either).
Who is this scottish powerlifter you speak of, is it someone who lifts at your gym?