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ehubbard
03-19-2010, 12:59 PM
I did my first raw meet a couple months ago and man did it put some persepective on how much I suck in gear. So I thought we might want to come up with some classifications for the Gear Whore. This will equal your carryover from gear on a three lift total. Weigh classes are not relevant for this exercise. Where do you fit in? And what do you think of the numbers?

Class - Multiply Carryover

Pro - 600
Elite - 500
Master - 450
Class I - 400
Class II - 350
Class III - 300
Class IV - 250

As a side note, this thread is for fun. Please try and keep it collegial.

IronDiggy
03-19-2010, 01:17 PM
Class IV! I get maybe 150lbs in my total. lol

ct67_72
03-19-2010, 01:34 PM
there should be one just for shirts lol, I bet Im a pro bench shirt whore

ehubbard
03-19-2010, 01:42 PM
To be clear we are talking about multiply totals. Single ply should have its own list. I'm class III, 325 lbs.

muscle_g
03-19-2010, 01:47 PM
I'd be between the Class III and Class II. I get around 330lbs out of my gear

douglasoh5
03-19-2010, 01:50 PM
no clue what i squat raw but just with my bench and pull i get 350

ehubbard
03-19-2010, 01:52 PM
no clue what i squat raw but just with my bench and pull i get 350

For the record....I HATE you!!!! :)

BTW, when are you on Yahoo ?

ehubbard
03-19-2010, 01:54 PM
there should be one just for shirts lol, I bet Im a pro bench shirt whore

OPen to suggestions. Something along the lines of 375, 325, 300, 225, 175, 100, 50

Travis Bell
03-19-2010, 03:12 PM
LOL! awesome thread man.

I get right about 250 out of my shirt. Working on getting more

BloodandThunder
03-19-2010, 04:16 PM
around 1800, because remember the gear lifts the weights for you and does all the work lol

Brian Hopper
03-19-2010, 04:26 PM
I get around 215-230lbs out of my shirt. I'm hoping that will change since I'm going to start working on my raw bench more.

NickAus
03-19-2010, 04:48 PM
I'm pretty new at it but get 160 out of my shirt which is a little loose.

SELK
03-19-2010, 05:47 PM
Im elite, just barely. If I could figure out benching and deadlifting i would get that PRO gearwhore total.

Sean S
03-19-2010, 06:16 PM
Based on my meet totals, I'm class I (430 lbs.) but could reach Master with a little work.

IronDiggy
03-19-2010, 06:47 PM
Wtf on all your guys's shirt numbers! I got like 80lbs out of mine!

sambone
03-19-2010, 07:52 PM
Squat I get 340lbs.
Bench I get 165lbs.
Deadlift I get 100lbs. maybe alittle more.

So total I get 605lbs. out of my gear. I could use some improvement on the bench.

ct67_72
03-19-2010, 09:54 PM
OPen to suggestions. Something along the lines of 375, 325, 300, 225, 175, 100, 50
I think 375 maybe high, (or someone correct me please)
how about, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, 250, 315

ehubbard
03-20-2010, 06:05 AM
I think 375 maybe high, (or someone correct me please)
how about, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, 250, 315

You are probably right.

ScottYard
03-20-2010, 06:59 AM
At my best I was just under 300 lbs with my shirt.

Travis Bell
03-20-2010, 08:58 AM
At my best I was just under 300 lbs with my shirt.

That is extremely impressive Scott. Very few people can do that.

danmac
03-20-2010, 12:10 PM
I only get like 40 lbs out of my single ply katana... but its loose and i suck in it. I want to hit a new PR in april up that to a 70lb gain!

H_M
03-21-2010, 07:31 PM
i'm in real admiration of all the guys that get 250+ out of their shirts.

squat: 270
bench: 120
dl: 140

a little over elite. maybe i could get pro if i used a shirt that i don't suck in, lol.

ScottYard
03-22-2010, 08:57 AM
That is extremely impressive Scott. Very few people can do that.

Thanks I was always proud of my gear whore status lol.

AdamBAG
03-22-2010, 09:01 AM
I get 220-250 out of my shirt. I just benched 600 multiply and I the last time I took a raw gym lift I hit 365 easily. I don't do many raw full range singles though. All my raw work is done with bands/chains to build the shirt lockout.

icedutah
03-22-2010, 11:49 AM
I think geared lifters shouldn't even know what their raw bests are. Geared lifters should be maximizing their geared bench. Getting the most out of gear is mostly due to the way your are training. Not just some magic shirt. I know that learning a shirt with good form helps of coarse. All of my raw work is with chains, bands, pins, boards, etc. Only time I bench full range is on speed bench days or other light assistance work.
Benching for both raw and geared is like training for a sprint and a marathon at the same time. Sure you can be good at both. But if you drop one of them then you will get way better at the other.

ehubbard
03-22-2010, 12:09 PM
Benching for both raw and geared is like training for a sprint and a marathon at the same time. Sure you can be good at both. But if you drop one of them then you will get way better at the other.

I dont think that is the best analogy. Maybe it's like training for a 100m sprint and an 800m sprint, but a marathon runner is drastically different in physical make up than a sprinter (think of the differences in fast twitch / slow twitch muscle comp between the two). The same can not be said for a raw versus geared powerlifter.

dammstrate
03-22-2010, 02:14 PM
Well lets see:

bench I get about 130
dead I get about 80
squat I get about 350 I would estimate

so that's 560

dbc3po
03-22-2010, 02:29 PM
Lets see not that I ever max raw (Im prod to be a gear whore) I do warm up heavy raw.

On the squat I have doubled 600 raw and figure Im good for close to 900 fully whored out so lets say 280lbs
Bench I used to bench 405 raw and I have done 615 in a shirt, Now I bench around 435-440 raw and the same thing in a shirt so my carryover went down.
deadlift I get 75 lbs out my gear

Total: appx 530 lbs

Guido
03-25-2010, 10:42 AM
I've only lifted single ply but I estimate I get about 140-150 on squat, 100-115 on bench, and 80ish on deadlift (my raw dead sucks).

I guess that means 320-345 carryover altogether single ply.

mivpl
03-25-2010, 11:32 AM
there should be one just for shirts lol, I bet Im a pro bench shirt whore

ehubbard
04-27-2010, 08:34 AM
Class II Gear Whore :(

250 on squat
75 on bench
25 on deadlift

Clifford Gillmore
04-28-2010, 05:22 AM
Closing in 200lbs single ply bench only.

robchris
04-28-2010, 07:06 PM
Closing in 200lbs single ply bench only.

Thats awesome for a 1-ply bro!

I get maybe 80-100lb. out of mine:(

I'm workin' on it...