I was under the impression most people can sumo DL more than they can conv. DL.
Good point on the carryover to the clean and snatch.However in regards to the xfit style high rep deadlift workouts amongst the general populace wouldn't it be safer. It seems a lot of people are getting into the xfit thing and without paying their dues(i.e. learning the fundamentals,good form) hurting themselves, especially on the deadlift workouts at high reps and too much weight chasing the ever elusive "as RX'd".But then I guess this would simply be treating the sympton,not the problem huh!