I pull sumo do to lower back issues but by the time squat day gets here my hips are beat to hell and I’m miserable. How do I balance between the 2 lifts so I can still make progress? In the offseason do you still recommend staying in the briefs to not beat the hips up? As I’m waiting on my briefs to come in
I agree with Dain’s response and have another point to add. Not only would I squat and pull on the same day, combo style, but I would also alternate between pulling off blocks and off the floor. Maybe if you pull off blocks you could pull conventional too and take some stress off your hips.
As for briefs, the power pants are a great light weight option to give you some support without being too extreme.