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    Default Sumo instead of conventional?

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    Haven't done it yet and probably won't if you guys tell me it's garbage. But from a recovery standpoint would it make sense to switch to sumo deadlifts? I'm pulling around 350lbs x5, and even if it's "light" weight - I do not recover from it that well. Before gyms closed I was doing:
    MO: 3x5 Squats; 5x3 Powercleans; 3x5 Bench/Press + some heavy chins

    WE: 1x5 Deadlifts; 3x5 80% Squats; 3x5 Press/Bench +chins

    FR: 3x5 Squats; 3x5 Bench/Press; Backext. 2-3x12 with weight.

    In a couple years I'd like to be a heavy puller with a strong posterior chain ^^

    Any advice?

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    Maybe your recovery is the problem, instead of the actual deadlifts.

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    I would be surprised tbh. I'm 22 years old, sleep around 8-10 hours a night, eat waaay too much food, and I don't drink alcohol. I'm a university student so nothing physically taxing.

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    If you want to do the easier form of the pull off the floor, go ahead.

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    What's your squat and height /weight? You should be able to recover weekly from a 350 DL.

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    This sounds like an eating problem, not a deadlift problem.

    In a couple years I'd like to be a heavy puller with a strong posterior chain
    Then you should be pulling conventional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waschechterwiener View Post
    I would be surprised tbh. I'm 22 years old, sleep around 8-10 hours a night, eat waaay too much food, and I don't drink alcohol. I'm a university student so nothing physically taxing.
    What does way too much food mean to you? Not a gotcha, just a genuine calibration question.

    You might be right, but historically when someone is having recovery issues they are either overestimating their intake or underestimating how much food is actually required to make progress.

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