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RobMoriRB 03-15-2014 07:09 AM

When should I add suits?
 
Everyone that has followed me for a while knows that by IPF rules I have to go to equip. I was wondering after I squat 100%Raw 500 lbs should I just add the belt an knee wraps with out equip or add equip an do work with it 1 day out of the week?

This is the hard part for me :p . Any help/ advice I am willing to take to heart, Love MAB <3

miked96 03-15-2014 07:28 AM

The new single ply gear like the Super Centurion are going to take a long time to get used to the depth your going to need. Your not going to be able to just throw it on and hit depth if you have never used one.
Also, you need to train with at least one more person to spot you and be honest about your depth. Hopefully its a crew of experienced lifters to help you. I did USAPL equipped with a Super Centurion and I could have never hit the required depth without an experienced lifter coaching me. You feel like you cant go any lower and your heads going to explode but its still not legal depth. Anyway, dont wait. Get into the suit and start learning it now.

Soldier 03-15-2014 12:24 PM

If you can do 500 raw then there's no reason not to grab a suit and start playing with it. I bought a used centurion (non-super) 1 size too large. Not only could I get to depth the first time I ever used it, I still got over 100lb carryover, and the straps are way too lose. If the thing was a super and properly fitted I bet I could have gotten 200lb of carryover.

miked96 03-15-2014 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Soldier (Post 464268)
If you can do 500 raw then there's no reason not to grab a suit and start playing with it. I bought a used centurion (non-super) 1 size too large. Not only could I get to depth the first time I ever used it, I still got over 100lb carryover, and the straps are way too lose. If the thing was a super and properly fitted I bet I could have gotten 200lb of carryover.

Wow, you got depth(IPF depth like Robs talking) the first time you put on a suit? Was this at a USAPL/IPF meet or did you just put it on at the gym? It took me about three weeks to get there and I still sweated it on meet day.

RobMoriRB 03-15-2014 02:17 PM

I am thinking about getting the Champion suit by Inzer or their Z-Suit to start

miked96 03-15-2014 02:21 PM

That will be a lot easier Rob. I also have an Inzer hardcore and it's much easier to learn. It doesn't stop you like Titan but it does give you the rebound out of the hole.

CODY_SNIDER 03-15-2014 06:00 PM

I wouldn't waste my money on the z suit or champion. They are very out dated. If you're going to be competing you need to have the best since everyone else will. Just give yourself some time to get used to it and you will be good to go.

Soldier 03-15-2014 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by miked96 (Post 464301)
Wow, you got depth(IPF depth like Robs talking) the first time you put on a suit? Was this at a USAPL/IPF meet or did you just put it on at the gym? It took me about three weeks to get there and I still sweated it on meet day.

No, not a meet. Like I said, it was 1 size up (on purpose, it was my first suit) and the straps are probably 2" too long. I was surprised that I still got so much carryover, but my numbers are hardly impressive either way.

As far as depth, you can be the judge. It could have been deeper, but the crease of my hip seems to be level with my knee at the bottom. The camera was at knee height. IPF depth? I wouldn't argue if you said it wasn't.



Anyways, if I was serious about competing single ply I wouldn't get anything other than a super centurion. There is a strong consensus that it's the best on the market by far.

RobMoriRB 03-15-2014 06:41 PM

you could of loaded another 10 lbs to get a bit lower

Soldier 03-15-2014 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by RobMoriRB (Post 464382)
you could of loaded another 10 lbs to get a bit lower

I actually hit 555 a few weeks later. That's still the most I've ever squatted, although there was an IPF lifter there and he said it probably would've been called high.


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