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robchris
08-30-2010, 06:03 PM
Hey guys,

Just had velcro straps added to my Velocity DL suit... I've pulled mostly raw and 1-ply but never used a suit w/ velcro.

How tight do the straps need to be to get the most out of the suit? The suit is already extremely tight and very tuff to reach the bar but I did get some good pop off the floor w/ it before adding velcro! I went from 220's to 242's and I was hoping the velcro would allow a little more room for set-up on the bar. Thanks for your input!
RC

basbolstar
08-30-2010, 06:13 PM
You want to get the straps as tight as possible. Almost painful. I have a metal suit that took me awhile to break in. The smaller the betterm

NickAus
08-30-2010, 06:57 PM
242's now Rob?

AdamBAG
08-31-2010, 08:07 AM
You are just going to have to play with the straps to figure out what you want. It's a fine line between tight and too tight to where you can't reach the bar or you can't arch properly.

martin
08-31-2010, 10:32 AM
As tight as poss whilst still being able to keep position as Adam said.

It's a case of trial and error. It's great being able to adjust the straps though.

MarcusWild
08-31-2010, 11:10 AM
+1 with Adam. If the suit rounds you over, then you're going to deadlift less in it.

robchris
08-31-2010, 05:15 PM
Thanks for the replies guys... At least I'll have the option of adjusting the straps now so it dosent take a minute to reach the bar!

Cant hold my air that long anyways...

- Nick, yeah bro, 242's and beyond for me it looks like. I'm walking around at about 250 now and at 6-2" I think I carry it fairly well. 275's are not out of the question as long as I feel good!