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deeder
11-24-2008, 09:36 PM
Well it's that time again. I am doing a meet on December 20th so I've gotta hit some openers or at least decide what they are going to be. I did my first shirted bench in a while tonight and it went pretty well.

350lbs x 1 -- hard touch

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365lbs x 1 -- easier touch, solid press, felt faster than the 350.

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Which would you choose as an opener? Or maybe somewhere in the middle. I like being able to touch easier but if I'm having an off day starting lighter could be the right thing to do. I have one more session in the shirt before the day of the meet so it will depend how that goes too.

Ben Moore
11-25-2008, 12:21 AM
I'm a big believer in picking something you could walk in and hit with no warmup, but that said the 365 looked alot better. Nice work!

deeder
11-25-2008, 03:57 AM
I'm a big believer in picking something you could walk in and hit with no warmup, but that said the 365 looked alot better. Nice work!

So you're saying I should open with 135lbs? haha

I definitely thought the 365 looked better too. It felt a lot smoother coming off the chest. I touched the exact same spot (we had chalk on the bar) but it felt like the shirt was loaded properly.

smokinHawk
11-25-2008, 06:21 AM
you call that 350 a hard touch? did your eyes pop?

how heavy do you think you will go on your third attempt (to figure out your opener)? need to know what your capable of.

deeder
11-25-2008, 07:11 AM
you call that 350 a hard touch? did your eyes pop?

how heavy do you think you will go on your third attempt (to figure out your opener)? need to know what your capable of.

Yup I call that a hard touch...

I'd like to go in the 180-185kg range for my third attempt, so 396-407lbs.

Lones Green
11-25-2008, 10:17 AM
I'm a big believer in picking something you could walk in and hit with no warmup, but that said the 365 looked alot better. Nice work!

i'm the same way. the 365 looked much easier.

Travis Bell
11-25-2008, 11:07 AM
Yup I call that a hard touch...

I'd like to go in the 180-185kg range for my third attempt, so 396-407lbs.

Dude that was not hard to touch at all. It was smooth all the way down. I'd open with the 350 if it was me but you just have to go with what you know best. You can always go up in weight on your attempts, but can't ever go back

Lones Green
11-25-2008, 01:09 PM
maybe hard to touch for single ply :clown:

Travis Bell
11-25-2008, 01:18 PM
nah, I've worn lots of single ply shirts thats still not hard to touch

deeder what kind of shirt are you wearing? is that an F6?

KingWilder
11-25-2008, 01:57 PM
what a fatty

kidding of course

impressive lifts man

smokinHawk
11-25-2008, 02:08 PM
i'm telling you if your eyes dont pop blood vessels or bleed, or you dont about pass out, its not hard to touch.

deeder
11-25-2008, 06:00 PM
nah, I've worn lots of single ply shirts thats still not hard to touch

deeder what kind of shirt are you wearing? is that an F6?

It's a metal king presser.

The reason I say it's hard to touch is because first of all my head felt like it was going to explode haha and second, because it was a fight to keep the bar high enough. Remember that I am an ipf lifter and even where I was touching in those vids might get a red light. It depends on the judge obviously....

This was also with absolutely nothing done to the shirt: barely pulled down and sleeves not torqued....

Travis Bell
11-25-2008, 07:08 PM
ah, bummer on the shirt. Metal shirts suck.

The feeling like your head is going to pop is normal. You'll get used to it. Fortunately that isn't a super tight shirt so you'll be fine

Sidior
11-25-2008, 07:14 PM
ah, bummer on the shirt. Metal shirts suck.

The feeling like your head is going to pop is normal. You'll get used to it. Fortunately that isn't a super tight shirt so you'll be fine

Hopefully the new Ace one is a bit better. Although I doubt it will be IPF legal.

Travis Bell
11-25-2008, 07:20 PM
I've tried it. Still sucks

I was invited to Elite and gave it a shot. Its like a neoprene material. Really weird. Maybe some other guys will have better luck with it than I did, but I wasn't impressed in the least bit considering the price they will probably go for

deeder
11-25-2008, 08:23 PM
ah, bummer on the shirt. Metal shirts suck.

The feeling like your head is going to pop is normal. You'll get used to it. Fortunately that isn't a super tight shirt so you'll be fine

Yeah that's not the first time I've heard that about the Metal bench shirts... I train with the Canadian Metal distributor so it was kind of the natural move to make... All my gear is metal haha

What would you recommend for a single ply IPF shirt? I've been toying with the idea of getting an F6 or a Katana... I have a pretty good arch and as you saw I'm a fairly moderate bencher; meaning I don't tuck my elbows hard and I don't leave them straight out either.

Travis Bell
11-25-2008, 08:31 PM
If you don't like how that shirt makes you feel, a Katana will be 10X's worse. A Katana is pretty much two plies laminated together into one. If you like Titan, a stock F6 would be good. Go through Ken Anderson and tell him your measurements. He'll hook you up just right. That guy knows his stuff.

RageX is also a very well proven shirt that I really like. John Bernor wore a single ply one and benched 750+ I believe. Very good shirt. It will boil down to preference a bit. Watching your benching over and over, either the F6 or the RageX will work just fine

I've worn most of the shirts out there, metal is by far the worst. They can't seem to cut them right

deeder
11-25-2008, 08:44 PM
If you don't like how that shirt makes you feel, a Katana will be 10X's worse. A Katana is pretty much two plies laminated together into one. If you like Titan, a stock F6 would be good. Go through Ken Anderson and tell him your measurements. He'll hook you up just right. That guy knows his stuff.

RageX is also a very well proven shirt that I really like. John Bernor wore a single ply one and benched 750+ I believe. Very good shirt. It will boil down to preference a bit. Watching your benching over and over, either the F6 or the RageX will work just fine

I've worn most of the shirts out there, metal is by far the worst. They can't seem to cut them right

That actually made me LOL.

I know a few people that wear Katana's and they absolutely love them. I hear the new Super Katana is an absolute beast.

Considering I've been using the king presser for a while do you think I should go with an F6 or a Katana? It seems funny going from the 'advanced' metal shirt to an F6...

Travis Bell
11-25-2008, 09:21 PM
Nothing against Metal, but their "advanced" shirts are like under armour compared to the other companies shirts.

I'd stick with the F6 until you get more comfortable and experienced in the shirt work, after that move up to the Katana

deeder
11-25-2008, 09:22 PM
Nothing against Metal, but their "advanced" shirts are like under armour compared to the other companies shirts.

I'd stick with the F6 until you get more comfortable and experienced in the shirt work, after that move up to the Katana

Awesome, thanks a lot for the advice Travis. It is greatly appreciated!