Exactly, you wont see me bench on video without elbow sleeves, but in the meet I cannot wear em. I just know to hit my openers, before the meet, without sleeves. 1000's of reps in sleeves, only about 6-7 reps without em and I am ready to hit the platform.
I got lucky on the sizing of the power pants. I was a little heavier when I got them and they didn't fit right. I have since dropped a few pounds because I want to stay in sight of 181 and they actually fit pretty good and definately work. I think the biggest step for me gear wise will be wraps. My knees have been the limiting factor lately.
I got lucky on the sizing of the power pants. I was a little heavier when I got them and they didn't fit right. I have since dropped a few pounds because I want to stay in sight of 181 and they actually fit pretty good and definately work. I think the biggest step for me gear wise will be wraps. My knees have been the limiting factor lately. Deads is a whole different issue because that's definately my back limiting me. I may give the suit a try.
I follow what you're saying here. I wouldn't think of squatting without sleeves, but don't usually pull them on until I'm at my working sets. I have a pair of elitefts super heavy sleeves that wouldn't fly in raw, but that doesn't stop me from training in them. I suppose I should look at the pants the same way
The way some of the wording is written. I know a few guys who have worn the groove legless briefs in Raw. I think APA and 365Strong allow it????? I have no idea of the Legless groove briefs even add anything. I'm not sure if it's legal or not. They may have been cheating. I know a few Feds allow briefs under single ply suits and still count as single ply.
edit: re-read the APA rules and it's illegal in Raw for sure.
I bought a pair of the inzer Power Pants once and never good get the sizing correct. I have a Titan cent. briefs and love them.
My first suit was a Metal V-Style squat suit. I used mainly for Deadlifts. When my hips hurt I would wear it with the straps down. Took all the pain way instant. I have bought two of these suits used off of PLW for 30 bucks each.
I would try and find a suit like that to train in. Then you can try out single ply squat and deads for fun. Push the limits a bit more.
Since you mentioned it, I did feel drawn to a sumo stance, but was worried about aggravating the groin. As far as proper position, I'm sure my position is all fuvked up in the first place. I need to figure something out to fix this because it takes a huge portion of my total.