TID Board Of Directors
- Feb 3, 2011
One thing I don't agree with though is.... when you put on equipment you get an automatic increase in your ability to lift more. You have to be able to properly use the shirt, briefs, suit, etc to benefit from it. Not everyone's actually able to benefit from the equipment b/c they're not able to change their technique to accomodate the new equipment.
I don't know if everyone is exactly getting my point.... My point was and still is nothing more than they are both aids (equipment and PED's). The degree to which they aid the user may be different. The thing that always bothers me is that many drug very heavily and say that is ok while they turn their nose towards others who put on a shirt, briefs, or suit. What makes them better? Why is one ok, while the other isn't?
I would like to read that study you referred to if you find it.
BI, I'm not saying that the first day you put on gear you'll be able to touch or hit depth, but you will absolutely be able to feel the huge boost that it gives. Go back to POBs log and check out the first time he ever slipped on briefs. He had a blast and smashed some heavy weights that he wouldn't have touched without the briefs.
Same thing with me in a bench shirt, minus the blast part. I hated it, but I certainly felt strong as hell with 500 pounds in my hands. Came within an inch of touching too.
And MJR the first time he put a deadlift suit on and would've PRd if he hadn't lost his grip.
I think you'll agree that an experienced lifter, with some decent understanding of his/her own body, can experience significant strength increase in at least partial ranges of motion, the very first time they are ever in gear.
As to your second paragraph, I agree 1000% that you can't HATE on equipped lifting and then be ok with AAS use. But you can certainly admit that they are very different things without hating on either one. I was never trying to debate that equipped lifting is WRONG or bad or whatever, just that the analogy was badly disproportional. As I said initially, it SOUNDS good, but doesn't really work.
Found that study, by the way. http://www.velferdsetaten.oslo.komm...okumenter/avhandling anders eriksson umeå.pdf
EDIT: More stuff from Millard. I hope it's ok to post this here.