Do whatever style you want.
I love ben rice.
Grand66 here is my last 1rm attempt. Note how I drop my hips too low.
Vashon Perryman: 661@165: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hht2Qk73zTA#t=1m43s
Ian Bell: 810@198: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0lXlEc2muo
Dan Green: 845@220: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS8VDT1UO3Q
An interesting picture of Ed Coan:
What are the best exercises for improving the start of a sumo deadlift?
What kind of anthropometry makes sumo favorable from a competitive standpoint?
Wide or narrow sumo?
What factors going into optimizing sumo stance width, toe position, etc?
With the angles on that photo of Coan you could mistaken for thinking he was pulling conventional with the back angle.
Do sumo deadlifts but load the bar with 35s or smaller. Throw a couple chains on there if you want. Brutal, but it carried over to both my sumo and conventional deadlift.
after your working sets? Getting the fucker off the floor is definitely my weak point. Sometimes it feels like minutes have passed before it starts moving.
I used it as my main deadlift exercise for a few weeks. Everything felt easier once I switched back to normal pulls.