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Maybe...Maybe he feels...
Maybe amount to guessing. Something we could spend all day on and never get right.
Who knows how and why Rippetoe come up with some of his ideas on something. Some are good, well based. Some, like the Conventional Deadlift, make no sense and (as Mike The Bear pointed out) contradict Mark's Low Bar Squat protocol.
Doesn't Make SenseDoesn't make sense to me but I can see his thoughts if his creating minimised program
Essentially, as Mike The Bear is saying, Mark is speaking out of both side of his mouth at the same time via the contradiction of the Conventional Deadlift and Low Bar Squat.
How would performing a Conventional Deadlift during one training cycle over performing a Sumo Deadlift (No Conventional Deadlift) in the following cycle create a minimized program?
Does it take someone longer to perform a Sumo Deadlift than a Conventional Deadlift?