Originally Posted by Soldier
Well, we both know that I'm still learning, especially in gear, but my equipped squat had gotten wider and slower every time I put my suit on. Meanwhile, my raw squat has remained much more narrow along with that quick drop I mentioned. Maybe later I'll find a happy median that will work best for both, but at this point I really do treat them as different lifts. I'm finding my equipped squat to be very westside-esque at this point. I even hold the bar higher with gear on because my torso stays more upright with the wider stance.
Also, VERY good point on the air. When I get a belly full of air it makes a massive difference at the bottom.
Nope I think we said the same thing, just misunderstood each other a little. I think the gear is slowing down you squat, not you slowing down your squat. If that makes sense. Either way, both ways are working for you now, it it aint broke DONT FIX IT!