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SGT ROCK
05-28-2009, 08:09 PM
Post up your best contest pull and pratice pull with bodyweight, both in and out of your suit. Part two of the question, what is your favorite DL suit?

Semper Fi

endymion88
05-28-2009, 08:17 PM
contest 650, 705 was missed at lockout.

training easy 700. not sure on lifts without suit

favorite suit is so far an old centurion since it's easy to use, suit that gives the most to my lift when i do everything right is my velocity


sorry and at an actual 198 bw

MarcusWild
05-28-2009, 09:50 PM
Meet in suit:
220 - 677
242 - 710

I don't really wear my deadlift suit in training. I also don't try a max deadlift raw. To max, I usually use deadlift variations like deficit deads, deads off boxes, deads against bands, deads against chains, reverse bands, etc.

I wear a metal king pro and deadlift conventional.

dgunnermuro
05-28-2009, 11:20 PM
Geared:
Gym lift- 738 @ 220 (2009)
Meet- 727 @ 217 (2009)

Raw: 690 @210 (2006)

I compete single ply and pull sumo, so I love the old Titan Centurion Dual Quad. I can have it altered any way I want depending on body weight and make it feel like a brand new suit.

Used to pull in an Inzer z-suit but grew out of it.

Brian Hopper
05-28-2009, 11:31 PM
Meet-665lbs
Gym-685lbs

Both done at 242 in a METAL PRO King DL (conventional)

Soon I will try the TITAN Velocity.

Jesse Hernandez
05-28-2009, 11:40 PM
Conventional
Gym-515 2009 313lbs
Meet-611 310lbs 2008

Sumo 2002 age 15 235lbs Raw
540

thegreatone
05-29-2009, 02:49 AM
Conventional @ 198
546 in Inzer Hardcore on Sat
530 @ in gym (raw)

Lifetime 600 @ 230 a few years ago (raw)

I like deadlifting in a hardcore. I tried a Titan DL & didn't like it.

Kimball
05-29-2009, 03:13 AM
Holy **** there are some strong lifters here..

I pulled 517lb the other day at around 190lbs.

Goodwinm
05-29-2009, 05:01 AM
500lbs deadlift raw without suit at 20lbs BW. This was in training. never used a suit and would never want to. Too much faffing around!

Some very strong people in her definitely. Not only back strength, but grip strength too!

mikesbench
05-29-2009, 05:48 AM
Conventional (training only) - 545 Raw
Sumo - 505 Raw, and 555 suit (in training)
562 in suit (meet)

Planning to work on my conventional DL and try to compete using that style to save my hips a little after squatting wide. Just need to work on getting down to the bar with gear on and my alligator arms.

mike danforth
05-29-2009, 06:39 AM
716 full meet @ 181

670 no suit gym

Pete22
05-29-2009, 07:19 AM
Best meet pulls:
600 @ 220 w/ a single-ply Inzer Champion (a singlet basically lol)
622.7 @ 220 (2 reds for windmill at top, but clean besides that)

I'll be pulling in Metal Pro briefs my next meet, so we'll see if I can PR.

Kray-z
05-29-2009, 07:31 AM
Great thread, I've always wondered how much a DL suit really helps, it appears that for some people, they are getting a good 30-40 pounds out of their suit. Very interesting. Curious as to if that is the norm?

ehubbard
05-29-2009, 08:17 AM
Geared Meet Lifts
725 @ 265
670 @ 240

Best Gym Lifts
Suited: 661 (I dont really go full range in a suit very often)
Raw: 585 x 5 reps, 595 x 4, 605 x 3

I have only pulled in a Metal King Deadlifter

SELK
05-29-2009, 08:42 AM
raw @ gym: 628lbs x 2
meet: 661 @ 242 in metal king deadlifter

Looking to pull close to 7 here @ 220 in the next few months.

chris mason
05-29-2009, 08:56 AM
My best pull ever was a stiff-legged (from the floor) totally (no belt, suit etc.) 685 lbs. I had an injury to my quad and had to train around it. I am just now starting to get quad drive back into the equation, so we shall see.

Clifford Gillmore
05-29-2009, 11:51 AM
Best raw pull was 460 @ 190 sumo, Currently 360 @ 220 :/

I pulled 415 @ 190 in a Inzer Champion squat suit, which was a 10lbs PR at the time. I hadn't been using gear that long, and never re attempted.

heathj
05-29-2009, 12:08 PM
435 @ 198. Never worn a suit.

rbtrout
05-29-2009, 12:11 PM
I tried pulling in a suit, but just didn't care for it, same with squatting in a suit. I used the suit 8-10 times and just didn't care for it.
Any way, 660 no suit, belt only - in training at 255. I've never competed.

Sorry, I lied - I don't pull with a belt, it's too uncomfortable.

PWR
05-29-2009, 12:24 PM
600 in a borrowed inzer suit back in 2001 @ 252lbs
585 in gym raw back in 2001

500 x 5 raw just a couple months ago. 260lbs

isaku900
05-29-2009, 12:34 PM
conventional puller
600 raw - 10/25/08 @ 275lbs
622.5 suited - 1/23/09 @ 275lbs
used a 56 Viking metal deadlifter single ply.

been playing around with different suits and haven't gotten much out of them, i tend not get a good fit in them.

I bought a titan velocity but haven't pulled in it yet as I do 99% of my deadlift training raw.

pulled like 615 or something raw in training conventional,so if I ever do get a deadlift suit that works....yay.

Hazerboy
05-29-2009, 12:51 PM
My best pull ever was a stiff-legged (from the floor) totally (no belt, suit etc.) 685 lbs. I had an injury to my quad and had to train around it. I am just now starting to get quad drive back into the equation, so we shall see.

god DAMN chris. From looking at a few of your pics I'm thinking its all the lat strength, or the RESULTS... XD

551 in a meet a little while ago. that was a 20 lb all time PR. I'm going to try and beat this on monday... XD

Never tried a suit. I'll get some gear one of these days, though not anytime soon.

Kiaran
05-29-2009, 12:56 PM
Best pull so far was 480 @158 lbs. Belt and chalk only and was a gym lift. Possibly competing in my first meet soon.

Tom Mutaffis
05-29-2009, 01:14 PM
Pulled 685 @ 210 lbs last year, 2nd time in a Metal King Pro Deadlifter (conventional). This one was ugly with a grinding hitch.

Belt and straps hit 655 x 2 @ 220 lbs in the gym and 600 lbs x 5 touch and go @ 225 lbs.

brihead301
05-29-2009, 01:27 PM
Best ever - 420 lbs. @ 200 lbs. in the gym. No belt or anything.

BigTallOx
05-29-2009, 01:52 PM
My best in competition is 530 in a somewhat loose Metal IPF squatter ( I'm not sure that it helps me pull more weight, but it saves my hips ).
My best in the gym is 545 in the same squat suit.

Body weight for both was probably around 320.

I think I'm finally making improvements in my deadlift technique though. I'm hoping to pull 575-ish at my next meet in August.

Brian Hopper
05-29-2009, 02:09 PM
Holy **** there are some strong lifters here..


You aint kidding either!!!!!! Alot of high 600 and 700lb pullers. :strong:

Brian Hopper
05-29-2009, 02:11 PM
Post up your best contest pull and pratice pull with bodyweight, both in and out of your suit. Part two of the question, what is your favorite DL suit?

Semper Fi


So what about you? I know you can pull big numbers!

Ryan Bracewell
05-29-2009, 03:55 PM
Never pulled in a meet

Gym lifts @ 280-290lbs
800 - wrist wraps and crazy hitch - metal king pro conventional
765 - straps & slight hitch - no suit
**only reason i used straps was due to forearm injury that gets aggravated with over/under grip.

SGT ROCK
05-29-2009, 07:01 PM
So what about you? I know you can pull big numbers!

LOL my best numbers are yet to come:

Triple bw in 6 classes

733@220 WABDL single ply, conv
775@229 training VELOCITY
755@233 at the most recent Worlds, single Ply Velocity
765@229 APA, single ply
Best sumo is 730 single ply
Best raw is 700.

Semper Fi

GHOGH
05-29-2009, 07:37 PM
Let's see at age 16 first Comp pulled 385 in suit at 165lbs. Now am 32 and pulled 405 x 8 gym lift, no suit no belt. Tried 495 dropped it halfway up, no chalk bad grip.

chris mason
05-29-2009, 08:47 PM
You aint kidding either!!!!!! Alot of high 600 and 700lb pullers. :strong:


Well, there are a lot of world class lifters who frequent these forums. Truly, our benchers are even more impressive.

Sean Hatley
05-29-2009, 09:24 PM
Both were done at about 250lbs body weight and pulled conventional style in a suit
In the Gym: 505lbs for a double
In a Meet: 579lbs

Raw: 475lbs done at 235lbs. Haven't pulled a Raw max in a while

My favorite suit is the Metal King Pro Deadlifter. Great spring off the floor. Best suit i have ever used for Deadlift.

Bergs
05-29-2009, 10:09 PM
Ouch, and to think I was finally starting to get proud of my deadlift. Honestly didn't realize we had so many freaks of nature here! Keep on gettin' strong and I hope to join you above 700 some time soon :)

Edit: and since you asked about suits... I have an Inzer Hardcore, but I can't seem to get it to work for me. My suited PR is 10kg less than my raw PR.

MarcusWild
05-29-2009, 11:17 PM
Ouch, and to think I was finally starting to get proud of my deadlift. Honestly didn't realize we had so many freaks of nature here! Keep on gettin' strong and I hope to join you above 700 some time soon :)

Edit: and since you asked about suits... I have an Inzer Hardcore, but I can't seem to get it to work for me. My suited PR is 10kg less than my raw PR.

I'm curious how old are you? Your goal is to grow 4"? Those are some strong lifts if you're young enough to still be growing.

Bergs
05-30-2009, 01:27 AM
Oh, haha, I'm 24. That was an attempt at a joke in my signature... guess it's not that funny if it doesn't give my age, too. Whoops!

ChickenLegs83
05-30-2009, 01:53 AM
501.5 @198, 18 years old, full-meet

595 @240, 25 years old, gym

ehubbard
05-30-2009, 06:06 AM
Ouch, and to think I was finally starting to get proud of my deadlift. Honestly didn't realize we had so many freaks of nature here! Keep on gettin' strong and I hope to join you above 700 some time soon :)

Edit: and since you asked about suits... I have an Inzer Hardcore, but I can't seem to get it to work for me. My suited PR is 10kg less than my raw PR.

We all started somewhere, keep at it and you will hit big numbers.

Do you have video, preferably of both the suited and raw pulls?

ehubbard
05-30-2009, 06:11 AM
My best in competition is 530 in a somewhat loose Metal IPF squatter ( I'm not sure that it helps me pull more weight, but it saves my hips ).
My best in the gym is 545 in the same squat suit.

Body weight for both was probably around 320.

I think I'm finally making improvements in my deadlift technique though. I'm hoping to pull 575-ish at my next meet in August.

That's funny because I first started pulling in a Metal IPF Squatter too. It works if you are a tall SOB as a deadlift suit but fits horribly as a squat suit. Get yourself a real deadlift suit and you will be hitting 600 in no time. I am using the Metal King Pro Deadlifter.

BIG_BEAR
05-30-2009, 07:53 AM
my 440 deadlift is looking pretty weak in this room!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bergs
05-30-2009, 12:02 PM
Do you have video, preferably of both the suited and raw pulls?
Sure thing. They're a year apart though... First one is raw and very ugly. Second one was in a suit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XOi_JGxpQA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vcjVPYXCNc

MarcusWild
05-30-2009, 02:04 PM
Sure thing. They're a year apart though... First one is raw and very ugly. Second one was in a suit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XOi_JGxpQA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vcjVPYXCNc

Get your chest up more before you start your pull. You start a little rounded over which makes the lockout brutal to overcome that bad leverage at the start. I think the suit must makes that worse, since you have to fight against the straps at lockout. Wearing an under armor shirt under the DL suit helps. It'll let the straps slide a little to lockout.

Here you can see where I miss 705 because my chest isn't up enough. Then I make 710 at the next meet because my chest was up. Notice with my chest up more I get above my knees before it starts to slow down. Then I'm in good enough position to fight and lock it out. With my chest not as up at the start, I get stuck below my knees.

Crappy miss:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-O6d4hmR54

Good lift:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bECov-tjlmk

The deads are the last lift so you can just skip to the end. Hopefully this helps show what I'm trying to explain. I think you're strong enough to deadlift high 600's.

WILD BILL
05-31-2009, 03:04 PM
Meet - 710lbs at 292lb BW
Gym - 725lbs at 292lb BW

Raw - NO IDEA AND DONT CARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

martin
06-01-2009, 07:23 AM
I pulled 700 this year in Metal King Pro and titan nxg+ breifs @ 218.

I hate DL'ing without a suit or breifs on - it sucks for me. My raw max is probably around 650 but it feels way different than suited.

Dave Schwab
06-01-2009, 07:32 AM
Meet: 750 @ 290 in April 2009, Metal Pro Squatter with loose straps (might as well just wear briefs)
Missed 775 @ 284 at lockout a month later, it will fall this summer...

Gym: who the hell maxes out full range pulls in the gym? Save it for the platform :)

Reko
06-01-2009, 07:50 AM
605 and 612 in meets as a 242 (235/239 actual weights).
both raw. I pull conventional.

Dingus
06-01-2009, 01:00 PM
545 weighing 297 in a full meet. Conventional and raw because I am not a dirty cheater. :thumbup:

ehubbard
06-01-2009, 02:00 PM
Sure thing. They're a year apart though... First one is raw and very ugly. Second one was in a suit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XOi_JGxpQA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vcjVPYXCNc

How tight were the straps on that second video?

Bergs
06-01-2009, 02:16 PM
How tight were the straps on that second video?
Rather loose. I can get them on by myself right now and I'm currently 260. i was 242 in the video, so I'm pretty sure they were rather loose then as well. Then again, I rarely ever deadlift in a suit, and when I do, I have to alter my style (longer setup, belt higher and looser) and I'm sure it messes up my strength.

I think my main problem is my drop 'n lock style. I've experimented with a longer setup and feel nowhere near as strong off the floor. But what you mentioned about not getting the chest up is definitely a problem, and I think that might be because of how quickly I drop down to the bar. I'm not sure what the fix is... probably getting my hips lower in order to arch my back more, I would think.

Phillip Wylie
06-01-2009, 02:56 PM
722lbs equipped w/Metal Deadlifter @ 242lbs
705lbs raw (with belt) @ 243.8lbs

Guido
06-01-2009, 03:48 PM
Best pull is 600.7 in Metal suit just over a month ago at a WABDL meet @ 207 lbs.
Best gym pull is 590 @ 208lbs, though I'll probably give 606 a go very soon.
I haven't tried a raw max in probably 2 years, so I have no idea. The last time I did I got 500 at around 200lbs BW. I'm sure it's significantly higher now.

ehubbard
06-02-2009, 07:49 AM
Rather loose. I can get them on by myself right now and I'm currently 260. i was 242 in the video, so I'm pretty sure they were rather loose then as well. Then again, I rarely ever deadlift in a suit, and when I do, I have to alter my style (longer setup, belt higher and looser) and I'm sure it messes up my strength.

I think my main problem is my drop 'n lock style. I've experimented with a longer setup and feel nowhere near as strong off the floor. But what you mentioned about not getting the chest up is definitely a problem, and I think that might be because of how quickly I drop down to the bar. I'm not sure what the fix is... probably getting my hips lower in order to arch my back more, I would think.

The straps should be real tight in order to maximize pop off the floor. So I would say thats the reason why you are not getting much out of the suit. The whole process of getting down to the bar should force you to keep your entire body tight and be somewhat of a pain in the ass. I'm not a fan of the grip and rip style because a lot of time I see guys bend at the elbow and yank which is a bicep tear waiting to happen. I dont like spending a lot of time setting up either, I think the key to staying strong off the floor is staying tight when you setup. Check out Andy Bolton's videos and see if his setup works for you. Get some velcro straps on your suit and crank those straps tight.

SGT ROCK
06-02-2009, 12:59 PM
The straps should be real tight in order to maximize pop off the floor. So I would say thats the reason why you are not getting much out of the suit. The whole process of getting down to the bar should force you to keep your entire body tight and be somewhat of a pain in the ass. I'm not a fan of the grip and rip style because a lot of time I see guys bend at the elbow and yank which is a bicep tear waiting to happen. I dont like spending a lot of time setting up either, I think the key to staying strong off the floor is staying tight when you setup. Check out Andy Bolton's videos and see if his setup works for you. Get some velcro straps on your suit and crank those straps tight.

Very good advice. Tight straps are MUST, and if legal in your fed, VELCRO is the way to go.

Semper Fi

Bergs
06-02-2009, 08:50 PM
Yea, I agree with the tight straps. Without them, a suit is pretty much worthless. Unfortunately, all of my deadlift suits are hand-me-downs, and all of their straps are loose. My squat suit also has loose straps, which I think is ok for squatting, but no so much for deadlifting. Next time I have some money for a deadlift suit, I'm definitely getting one with velcro. In the meantime, I've got some raw meets ahead of me, so I'm just gonna go raw for a bit.

Thanks for the advice, though - I'll definitely look into my setup and see if I can get my chest up more. I'll also evaluate gripping and ripping, but anytime I take longer to setup, it drastically reduces the weight I can move. Maybe if I get my chest up more though... hmmm...

blownby
06-03-2009, 12:16 PM
Best pull RAW @ 198 .....USAPL Full meet --590#
Hope to break the 600 pound mark end of the month!!