Originally Posted by TRINI
RHET bros: are certain body types more suited to certain deadlifts?
I'm 5'6"ish and have been doing standard deadlift for the last 6-8 months. Problem I'm having is that as I increase the weight, I'm having trouble keeping my back from rounding.
Just wondering if I should be switching to sumo...
Short legs, long arms and torso if I'm not mistaken
As the leg to arm length ratio approaches zero the lift becomes a.... rack pull. Obv nobody is built like a gorilla for real but that is the end effect.
As far as your back rounding it could be a lot of things, but if it's a muscle deficiency it is weak erectors. I am pretty sure some legit strong folks round their backs on DLs... it is what it is. Try and keep the bar as close to in line over your feet as possible to minimize the moment arm, and maybe do some erector accessory work.