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Old 09-20-2011, 06:21 AM   #11
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Thanks JByrd I appreciate that answer.

I'm not so great with the Shirt or the Suit, it's my first proper run at committing to equipped lifting so I probably will end up soaking both a little as you described.

A year or so down the line I'll probably invest in tighter stuff anyway so I may not need to soak it then.
Dont pull the straps up initially in the suit. Wear it for a few sessions with the straps down to get a feel for the groove of the suit. Then pull the straps up after your comfortable. If its loose gear, you will not have much trouble. I have had to teach myself how to use gear for the most part. Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes haha.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:23 AM   #12
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I have had to teach myself how to use gear for the most part. Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes haha.
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Also know there are lots of tricks to putting on a bench shirt to get the most out of it. Everyone has a slightly different way, but most have the same ideas. You could really write a book on how to use gear, size it, and various things. As you come across a questions, just ask and I will do my best to answer it.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:42 AM   #14
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Thanks for the information guys, definitely going to keep reading this as I'm looking to start geared lifting towards the end of the year.
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So I'm considering a Meet in 6 weeks time. 6 weeks as of today. I haven't had any real work in the new shirt yet or in the new suit. The shirt is a 56 Metal which is meant for 100-110kg lifters, i'm weighing in at around 95kg now. It's tight around the chest but I can get it on myself so I don't think I'll have issues. The Squat suit is a 42 titan, but the damn company hasn't managed to ship it out yet (ordered a couple weeks ago) so I've been using my 42 titan briefs and they fit just fine.

Plan is 2-3 weeks using Board work in full gear and using a high box in full gear; followed by 2-3 weeks full competition bench in full gear and competition squat in full gear. I doubt I'll burn out as I'll still be learning the equipment so I'll be limited by the gear rather than my own strength. The Deadlift I'm not too worried about as I can pull fairly well with my old (tighter, 40 titan) suit. I'll be pulling for speed throughout.

I'm only really entering to get a feel for competitions again (it's been 6 years) and to try and post a total. There's another Meet in Jan in which I should hopefully be a little more comfortable in.

How does that plan sound?
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Is the metal shirt single ply? I thought they only did multi...

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Good stuff. With you and Hazzard whoring it, I might have to go over to the dark side.

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I think you guys will have a great time with it; with a crew to work in and support you the transition to gear will definitely go smoother.
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