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Old 04-10-2013, 08:20 PM   #1
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Picked up a gently used metal ace.

Is it possible to get this thing on alone? I can almost get the sleeves passed my elbows but feel like there is a lot of room to go.

How will I know when it is on right?
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:39 PM   #3
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Thx j.

Just watched it.

How do I know if the shirt is on right? After removing it I had tons of redness on my elbows and upper pecs near armpit.

The chest plate seems narrow but that could just be my lack of knowing how its supposed to fit
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Unless it's insanely tight you can get it on most of the way alone. It's definitely not preferable. Use plastic bags as slippers. I'm working on figuring these things out myself at the moment. The best way to get the sleeves on as far as possible alone is to use a racked bar. I hang one of my arms over the bar, then use the bar to push the sleeve on more by pushing the bar into my armpit. Then I use my free hand to pull the skin of my arm through. It's very uncomfortable, but it works pretty well.

Just be really careful. I still haven't touched my chest, but I dumped 395 over my stomach really hard. The only thing that saved me is the fact that I always lift with safety rails, even when I bench press.
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Unless it's insanely tight you can get it on most of the way alone. It's definitely not preferable. Use plastic bags as slippers. I'm working on figuring these things out myself at the moment. The best way to get the sleeves on as far as possible alone is to use a racked bar. I hang one of my arms over the bar, then use the bar to push the sleeve on more by pushing the bar into my armpit. Then I use my free hand to pull the skin of my arm through. It's very uncomfortable, but it works pretty well.

Just be really careful. I still haven't touched my chest, but I dumped 395 over my stomach really hard. The only thing that saved me is the fact that I always lift with safety rails, even when I bench press.
I will give that a shot.

Will be in a rack for sure.

Do you think not touching is due to the weight not being heavy enough or the shirt not being on right?
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I will give that a shot.

Will be in a rack for sure.

Do you think not touching is due to the weight not being heavy enough or the shirt not being on right?
I'm new to shirt benching, and I got a Titan super katana which is a pretty hardcore shirt. I've only had it on 3 times, so it's fine that I haven't touched yet. It will probably be quite a few more sessions before I can touch with it.
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Good tips here and funny.

I might get loops sewn in, but putting clamps on sounds good
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the chest panel on my shirts are only about 10inches wide. So a good fit shirt will be small. Honestly for a first shirt you should make sure you can slide it on with out a lot of issue. I can put on my multiply shirt on my own in a matter of about 2 mins.
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the chest panel on my shirts are only about 10inches wide. So a good fit shirt will be small. Honestly for a first shirt you should make sure you can slide it on with out a lot of issue. I can put on my multiply shirt on my own in a matter of about 2 mins.
I went by the efs chart.

I got some nice brusing on the low bicep. Maybe ill try and stretch the sleeves a bit
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I went by the efs chart.

I got some nice brusing on the low bicep. Maybe ill try and stretch the sleeves a bit
That's what I'm planning on doing as well. I'd like to be able to touch under 400lb so I need my shirt to be a little looser.
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