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kapus
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What are the general opinions on the better of these two lifts ? In terms of overall functional leg strength. I do mostly trap-bar deadlifts with plyos and sled pushing for leg conditioning (mma).


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ready2explode
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Trap bar deads tend to have a similar motion to squats, almost a hybrid between the two depending on how vertical a person keeps their body.

For overall leg strength, squats win - hands down.

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sleds are super functional, much more so than the trap bar or plyos...
depending on how you use (how often and type of sled) it can benefit you more than squats especially for mma...


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kapus
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Sled pushing actually has give me great results. But sometimes I need to work more on pure strength. It seems to me like deadlifts would be more functional because with a trap-bar you can get pretty low like a squat, but you are also working some upperbody.


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for pure overall strength i dont think there is anything better than the deadlift (conventional) sumo pullers throw insults im expecting... i really dont have much exp with a trap bar, but the way the weight is positioned i dont think it could compare with a full squat whether it be front or conventional


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Posted by: kapus
It seems to me like deadlifts would be more functional because with a trap-bar you can get pretty low like a squat, but you are also working some upperbody.

Just to clarify, your original post asked which was better for overall functional leg strength and thus, my reply was based on that particular wording.

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kapus
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Whats a sumo puller ?


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Someone who does wide stance deads?

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If you are looking for overall leg strength, do some research into plyometrics and Louis Simmons Westside methods. http://www.deepsquatter.com/strength/archives/ is a good place to start.

I can't tell you how much Westside methods brought my lifts up.

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Squats any day for me. Less stress on the lower back and IMO just as much or more gains overall.....

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pillsbury
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Posted by: Tazmaniac
If you are looking for overall leg strength, do some research into plyometrics and Louis Simmons Westside methods. http://www.deepsquatter.com/strength/archives /" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> http://www.deepsquatter.com/strength/archives/ is a good place to start.

I can't tell you how much Westside methods brought my lifts up.

kapus be careful with westside if your mma especially ungeared, i have seen people get more fucked up doing this shit than almost anything else.


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