Powerlifting Gear advice

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post

    I cannot stress this enough especially as you move onto tighter gear.
    Sounds like an expensive habit....


  2. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Sounds like an expensive habit....
    Not really. As I buy a new piece, I sell my old ones. I've spent ~$800 on gear since I transitioned, but sold another $300 worth as I moved onto new stuff and I won't be needing anything for awhile. I'm set on all of my gear (two briefs, suit, and shirt along with various wraps) after playing with various pieces for awhile.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys

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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    I gave single ply a shot. I recently gave it up to compete with a crew, raw. I'd like to build my base up a tad more as well and I have a raw total I'd like to achieve first. After that, I'd like to go multi-ply over single ply. If you're going supported, might as well go all out and get the biggest numbers. Plus, single ply is uncomfortable as hell. My raw numbers were 550/300/525 and single ply with a couple months training was 600/365/560.

    It's really personal preference. Rodja is right, it's a completely different style of lifting, as much as the support helps-it still takes a lot out of you. Be prepared for longer sessions, cramming yourself into gear, your thighs covered in bruises and marks left from the bench shirt.

    I got Inzer everything because it was cheap and they have a "bargain rack". I got half off a bench shirt and it looks/feels brand new. I'd probably go with Metal or Titan though. Rodja already stated he's a Metal fan, and I know two other geared lifters who both swear by Metal. Powerliftingwatch.com sometimes has stuff for sale people are getting rid of.

    PROness. You're an *******. You gave the OP your opinion. I don't think he started this thread to create arguments over this ****.
    I've been on powerliftingwatch.com but I guess I overlooked the classified section that they have on there. I'm open to any brand really but I've just been leaning towards metal since I haven't seen a bad review on their gear yet. Thanks for you input man, it helps out.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    I only have experience with Metal and I don't like to throw out the whole "best" moniker. Depending on the garment, they'll last years. One of the guys I train with has been using the same suit and shirt (Metal Ace) for 3+ years. My shirt is several years old as well and still has plenty of pop in it. If you have some good guys to train with, then buy new as they'll be able to help you get it on and how to use it properly. Otherwise, buy them used as you'll be able to get the feel of them easier as they're already broken in, but will still have life in them.
    Yeah I think I'll probably go the used route when I decide to get into gear.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    Buy suit slippers and baby powder too..
    I'll definitely have to invest in these as I want it to be as easy as it can be to get into my gear.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by gymguy21 View Post

    I've been on powerliftingwatch.com but I guess I overlooked the classified section that they have on there. I'm open to any brand really but I've just been leaning towards metal since I haven't seen a bad review on their gear yet. Thanks for you input man, it helps out.
    If you want to buy my single ply Inzer Max DL suit size 34 (195-210lbs) it's yours. I'm keeping the rest of my gear though. Research things a bit more and let me know anytime. I'm not trying to push it on you, just offering.

    Suit slippers are 20 bucks from Inzer. I dumped baby powder on my thighs to help things slip up and to help with the chafe.
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post

    If you want to buy my single ply Inzer Max DL suit size 34 (195-210lbs) it's yours. I'm keeping the rest of my gear though. Research things a bit more and let me know anytime. I'm not trying to push it on you, just offering.

    Suit slippers are 20 bucks from Inzer. I dumped baby powder on my thighs to help things slip up and to help with the chafe.
    Baby powder under the slippers works well?
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

  8. Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post

    Baby powder under the slippers works well?
    baby powder on thighs, put the slippers on, then some of the powder will go through the slippers to get the suit on even easier, then pulling the slippers out will be a tad easier. I just started using gold bond so I didnt smell like a 2 year old

    wore mechanic gloves to save my fingers as well

    then dangle cliffhanger style off the monolift
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  9. Sry about the jerk butting in but, Rodja is def giving you some sound advice and tips and Im glad your thread got his attention. Those lifts are def attainable raw and wish ya the best as you press forward lol. If ya ever post your routines and regimes link it and I will sub, as I live for seeing others advance.
    Current Log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/291581-officially-chasing-abs.html#post5714196

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post

    baby powder on thighs, put the slippers on, then some of the powder will go through the slippers to get the suit on even easier, then pulling the slippers out will be a tad easier. I just started using gold bond so I didnt smell like a 2 year old

    wore mechanic gloves to save my fingers as well

    then dangle cliffhanger style off the monolift
    I've tried shirt slippers a few times, and they don't come out. Gloves are a must, and the people that help me never use them. I only have the briefs, so I get two guys to hold me up so I can bicycle.
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post

    baby powder on thighs, put the slippers on, then some of the powder will go through the slippers to get the suit on even easier, then pulling the slippers out will be a tad easier. I just started using gold bond so I didnt smell like a 2 year old

    wore mechanic gloves to save my fingers as well

    then dangle cliffhanger style off the monolift
    Might have to stock up on baby powder for sure.

  12. So can a squat suit be used for dead lifts or would I need a separate suit ? And what about briefs? Is there one that I could just use for both? Or are they setup differently? I squat a little wide but nothing crazy wide and conventional dead lift if that helps.

  13. I hated my squat suit for deads. Didn't feel right. Always overpowered my back. Never got a dead specific suit, but be more careful back wise if you get allot of extra leg power with it. Back injuries suck.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by hvylifter View Post
    I hated my squat suit for deads. Didn't feel right. Always overpowered my back. Never got a dead specific suit, but be more careful back wise if you get allot of extra leg power with it. Back injuries suck.
    860 squat? Sounds like you should start a thread and give away your secrets
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    You're an idiot.
    Wow great argument... you should be a lawyer... or learn to laugh a little. :-/

    Anyways the OP sure as hell shouldn't be using gear especially with those numbers... not until he milks every last drop out of his raw lifts.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    This is a consistent theme with this guys posting.
    Sorry this forum is boring as hell without an ******* who challenges everything. Especially the exercise science nerds.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by PROness View Post

    Wow great argument... you should be a lawyer... or learn to laugh a little. :-/

    Anyways the OP sure as hell shouldn't be using gear especially with those numbers... not until he milks every last drop out of his raw lifts.
    Man I thought you actually got the hint and left the thread. But I guess not. Every time I read your post I just think about the dbags that think they have great form and are awesome at lifting like johnnyroundbackdeadlift or idonttouchmychestbenchcuztheys ayitsbad.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by PROness View Post

    Sorry this forum is boring as hell without an ******* who challenges everything. Especially the exercise science nerds.
    Except for how rodja is very likely more experienced when it comes to weight training, more experienced (and accomplished) as a geared (and likely raw) PLer.

    Which is completely disregarding the years he went to school studying it.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post

    860 squat? Sounds like you should start a thread and give away your secrets
    Well, been lifting since I was 11, 35 now. Had allot of good advice starting out. My 860 squat is at my youtube, Fryfamily1978. That was back in 99 when I weighed around 300 and before I got shot in the stomach and decided to diet down. A experienced lifter can add hundreds to a lift with the proper suit. My warning about to much leg drive is for any numbers. If it's heavy to him, that's the same as heavy to me. Overpowering your back in a dead with your legs is asking for injury. I know. I fought a good 5-6 years with a bulged disc that would send me to the floor whenever I would go above 400. I'm better now but the 590 triple I was doing (easy at the time) destroyed me for years. That was ten years ago. Suit lifting is way different than raw. Be very cautious as you go up in weight, the suits can make you pull in directions your unready for when your new.

  20. So from your guys experience, is there any gear out there that allows you to keep your same groove or close to it? Or is it just completely different?

  21. Quote Originally Posted by gymguy21 View Post
    So from your guys experience, is there any gear out there that allows you to keep your same groove or close to it? Or is it just completely different?
    Definitely not with multi ply.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  22. It's a different experience dude. I kept my normal squat stance with the single ply. Switched to sumo for deads to get a bit more out of it, actually I prefer sumo now for raw as well. Benching is completely different.
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    It's a different experience dude. I kept my normal squat stance with the single ply. Switched to sumo for deads to get a bit more out of it, actually I prefer sumo now for raw as well. Benching is completely different.
    OK cool thanks guys. Just trying to learn more about geared lifting and see if I want to make that jump

  24. Quote Originally Posted by gymguy21 View Post

    OK cool thanks guys. Just trying to learn more about geared lifting and see if I want to make that jump
    Definitely keep building your base. Gearing up without the requisite core strength is a recipe for disaster. Especially the upper back. That comes into play in all three lifts.
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

  25. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post

    Except for how rodja is very likely more experienced when it comes to weight training, more experienced (and accomplished) as a geared (and likely raw) PLer.

    Which is completely disregarding the years he went to school studying it.
    You willing to put money on that?
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