background info 5'8", 170 lbs. lifting seriously for the last 2 years, preceded by a year of bodybuilder type crap. i pull sumo (yea yea, i know. shut up) i squat with a rather narrow stance, right outside shoulder width. i follow westside style templates. mon - ME pulls with DE squat variations wed- DE pressing, fri- ME squat with DE pulling sun- ME pressing early in the day (everything else is in the evening) pretty active when possible. i ride a bike 5 miles each way (20 minutes) to/from work. on days not lifting ill do something physical in addition to biking. Anything from cleans (though never above 70% of max unless its time for them on ME pull day, and i only do singles) overhead squats (im pretty weak on these though, so it isnt too taxing) burpees, sprints, or an hour long bike ride. thursdays i do heavy grip work in addition to one or many of these listed. i sleep 9 hours on average every night. i sit on my ass for 10 hours a day at work. i follow a paleo type nutrition plan. i deload actively every 6 weeks. current deadlift PR is 410. no belt, with chalk. i know the best thing for me to do is to pull from a defecit, by using 25lb plates, platforms, snatch grip, etc... but how should i add this into training? i am still progressing on my deadlift, so i dont want to do this on my ME days if i dont have to. the thing is i know its going to be an issue pretty soon, so why wait before i adress it? im concerned that doing DE pulling from a defecit wont be heavy enough to overcome the strength differential. its pretty substantial too. once i clear my shins its like the bar is empty. im thinking of alternating defecit pulls and my usual sumo pulls every ME session, but wanted to pick the brains of S&P first. the other question is should i do the defecit training sumo style? or should i use a standard stance? my logic is that if i want to pull stronger sumo, i should train sumo. i do a decent amount of training standard style, maybe 30% of my total deadlifting. i dont feel comfortable going super heavy standard though, so i just usually do sets of 3-5. also, i train at home. i have a bench, 2 oly sets, 3 sets of 24" bands, and a power rack at my disposal. Thanks in advance.