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evilxxx
04-25-2009, 02:34 PM
Either Im not pushing myself when doing raw squats or is it possible to get 70lbs from wearing a loose centurion bottom??? I just did 585 today and it felt better than a 515 raw I did like 10 days ago? the only thing I noticed is that I get a good stop from the suit just below parallel. And this is a suit i can get my legs into and all set in like 2 minutes. I just weighted 199 this morning and I only got about 110lbs out of this suit when I was 216-218 and I needed help to get the suit on and the straps up.

MarcusWild
04-25-2009, 03:32 PM
It's very possible to get 70 lbs out of a centurion straps down. I think it's as much of a confidence thing where gear makes you feel safer and tighter. Also, strength definitely varies day to day.

dgunnermuro
04-25-2009, 04:27 PM
I use Titan products and I agree with Marcus.

My favorite Centurion is one that fits me like a loose set of coveralls and I get fantastic support out of it. Sounds like the suit you have is working well with your squat style/strength level.

Dave

scott rowe
04-25-2009, 04:50 PM
sometimes grear is very mental that is why you have to wear it. alot.

evilxxx
04-25-2009, 06:24 PM
Well I guess I will be starting all my training Monday with the loose gear and in 8 weeks I will start getting new tight stuff. Cant wait to get myself into a tight squat suit! and shirt.

Brian Hopper
04-25-2009, 08:38 PM
Well I guess I will be starting all my training Monday with the loose gear and in 8 weeks I will start getting new tight stuff. Cant wait to get myself into a tight squat suit! and shirt.

Just don't go to tight, cause then you have problems getting depth or touching.

evilxxx
04-25-2009, 08:55 PM
Just don't go to tight, cause then you have problems getting depth or touching.

I got a 42 Centurion NXG+ so I was thinking a 40 would be OK? Its old (got it in 04)but it gets washed with powerwash after every use so it looks and feels like a brand new suit still, well I only used the thing 4 times before a meet in 04 and just this past week and today. And i know what you are saying about being to tight..hehe I bombed with 615 because i had it set a lil different than in training and it was stoping me just a bit higher than parallel(a side judge told me like an inch) then I tried 655 for a last one and it was still stopping me at the same spot.

scott rowe
04-25-2009, 10:10 PM
the suit is fine then u just wash it too much.

dgunnermuro
04-25-2009, 10:56 PM
Well I guess I will be starting all my training Monday with the loose gear and in 8 weeks I will start getting new tight stuff. Cant wait to get myself into a tight squat suit! and shirt.

Have you tried sewing the straps or the seams at the hips yet? You can make an old suit feel like a newer, tighter suit with a couple of $4 alterations. Just tryin' to save a brother some jack...:smoke:

Dave

MarcusWild
04-25-2009, 11:09 PM
The difference of an old nxg+ and a new super centurion is huge. The super centurion is 2 plies through the whole harness.

evilxxx
04-25-2009, 11:51 PM
Have you tried sewing the straps or the seams at the hips yet? You can make an old suit feel like a newer, tighter suit with a couple of $4 alterations. Just tryin' to save a brother some jack...:smoke:

Dave
I was thinking about doing the straps since there is tons of sewing places here next to the Army base and I know of 2 that can do sewing on canvas materials so more likely they will do any thick material.

evilxxx
04-26-2009, 12:12 AM
the suit is fine then u just wash it too much.

Well the difference in measurements from when i got it to now are almost 2" less in the legs, 1 less in the hips, 3" less in the belly. you think all that affected the straps not staying up too? (my traps are just like they where before) I also noticed something today, with my legs pumped from squatting prior to putting the suit on I had to pull on the legs harder than the other day when i did DL's and i got "bite" marks on the inside of my legs and just under my hip bones. hmm??? I was around 20% BF when I was 218-220 ...now im around 14% at around 200. I might try to get my legs bigger and get into more cardio and stay at 198 and see how it goes...yeah i think i wash the thing too much too..hehe i just hate to leave it full of chalk and sweat.

KarstenDD
04-26-2009, 09:41 AM
Dude, you wash your gear? That's just weird.

evilxxx
04-26-2009, 11:10 AM
Dude, you wash your gear? That's just weird.

Yeah, I wash the suit and knee wraps, powerwash does help the wraps stay like new. I wash the wraps maybe every 6 weeks?. A little strange but the Inzer wraps benefit more from the titan powerwash than the Titan wraps. I leave them soaking in the washer for 10 -15 min with warm water and powerwash then i close the lid so they get washed (4 min. normal cycle).