As previously mentioned in our Conventional Deadlift Educational Post, the Deadlift provides increased strength, power, speed, and hypertrophy development.
Here we have the Sumo Deadlift technique. This variation requires a wide stance, typically performed with the feet set up well outside hip width, with hips and feet externally rotated. Therefore, the Sumo Deadlift does require increased external hip mobility. However, the wide stance results in a decreased vertical bar distance throughout the movement. Overall, the Conventional Deadlift and Sumo Deadlift techniques offer tremendous benefits, and it is dependent upon the individual to choose which variation is most advantageous for them.