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Old 06-27-2007, 12:09 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by dbcb314 View Post
Dump the DL's

Yes DL's can be dangerous for some people. I can't pull conventional for long periods of time because for me, pulling conventional is playing with fire. I have hurt my back constantly (luckily nothing serious yet) and no matter what form adjustments I make it doesn't help. I actually switched to Sumo DL's recently and now I can DL pain free.

Getting hurt constantly isn't gonna make you any stronger or bigger. You need to be healthy to grow... a fucked up lower back ruins too many other things.

You may want to try pulling sumo... but IMO they don't offer the same BB'ing benefits as Conventional pulling does.

Can you rack pull? If not who cares anyway... just stick to rows for back thickness.
It's funny you bring that up, I started out pulling conventional, then went to sumo. Then went BACK to conventional. What was great, was that I transitioned back to conventional with the same weights I had been pulling with Sumo. It was a very interesting discovery.

I may try to go back to sumo, but I'm snake bit man....I don't want to lose everything I've gained because of one lift. It's a long road after back surgery. It's prolly something that is inevitable for me anyways, just not right now. I agree that conventional is more beneficial, IMHO. Which may suggest that if sumo is my only option, I might as well just stick to racks and rows.
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