Last Sunday I mucked around - for the first time - with sumo stance when I trained with the lovely Ms Jamie Crawford of Dominance MMA's S&C in Melbourne.
Back at home, we used it this week in my volume with good results in term of hip and hamstring pain (which I didn't get) but mixed in term of form which has a way to go...
I had intensity day for deads today and decided to stick with it. I warmed up wanting to get up to a heavy set of three.
The form felt shoddy and I kind of chickened out so I lowered the weight and switched back to conventional stance. Immediately my hips and hamstrings screamed at me which reminded me why we were exploring sumo to begin with.
I started to climb again, no pain and it felt good.
I ended with a PB of 1 x 3 @ 132.5kg.
This lift has been driving me nuts. The last time I got a heavy three it was 130kg and that was about 6 weeks ago. A 2.5kg PB, I'll take that. Damn straight I will :)
I know these reps aren't form perfect, don't worry yourself. I'm back deadlifting light on Tuesday, so am keen to get more practice and help from all of the people better at this lift than me.
Anna Brown is an average though super keen