220: Sumo or Conventional Deadlift? Powerlifting or Bodybuilding?

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So many powerlifters and bodybuilders are pulling sumo these days compared to the old school conventional deadlift, but is this necessarily better or does it depend? Today’s research article compares the two styles of deadlifting across many aspects and the discussion half of the episode is all about the pros and cons of so many bodybuilders gravitating to powerlifting these days. John always reviews the full-text of each study review on the show, but to see the abstract please go to: This podcast is proudly sponsored by John’s premium exercise equipment and apparel company Barbell 1. Check out for helpful tutorial videos on training and nutrition and the Barbell 1 product line.

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