Originally Posted by bruteforce
Yeah, NAS comps, check the rules. My next one is straps/chalk/belt only for deadlifts, but you could wear a multiply squat suit, bench shirt, and as many layers of KLA 3K knee wraps over your body as you wanted for the atlas stones. The note literally says "If you can wear it, you can use it"
Fortissumus 2008, Poundstone is in a squat suit, Big Z isn't for the cart squat event. Big Z still matches or maybe even beats Derek. In general, they aren't as useful as you don't go as deep in many events, but when there is a squatting event, hell yeah, wear the gear. No glory is coming in second because you wouldn't gear up.
When is your next comp? I'm doing St. Louis' Strongest man tomorrow. and one June 22nd in Belton, which is a bit west, just south of KC. I just realized you were from Southern Illinois, here's to the midwest!