Originally Posted by JayJay
I'm impressed that you're #23. All the best getting to #5.
Thanks. I'm like 95% sure I'll hit at least a 625 this November which should snag me the #5 spot.
Originally Posted by conceptionist
With the sumos, I'm either not upright enough with the knees over the bar shifting the weight forward making lockout tough, or I'm upright with the knees in the right place but the back sort of rounds. I'm 6'3 so if I want to set up with a wide stance I almost drop the weights on my toes every rep. Get a weird feeling around the IT band when I reach down with the wide stance, like a nerve that gets crammed or something. Anyone have an idea what it can be?
You need to work on your hip mobility. Could also be lack of hamstring and/or groin flexibility.
A lot of people don't realize, but to get into the proper sumo pulling position, if you ain't got long arms, you need to be quite mobile to get down there proper.