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KevinStarke
05-25-2006, 11:29 AM
To anyone who's gotten a squat suit... how the **** am I supposed to this thing on... I got the size 31 Hardcore which is for people between 158-170, im like 162-165 so obviously this seems like the correct size no? Well I cant even pull thing up past my ass and I was struggin with it for some time. Is there some special way of putting this thing on that im not doing?

Paul Stagg
05-25-2006, 11:42 AM
Get someone to help you put it on.

It took me more than 30 minutes to get my suit on (not straps up) the first time I tried.

KevinStarke
05-25-2006, 11:57 AM
I did, I had one of the guys i live with yanking it up (or trying to) with me squatting down and what not and it just wouldnt even begin to slide up past my butt. I have a fairly large ass especially for a guy my height, is this thing supposed to fit me regardless?

KevinStarke
05-25-2006, 12:34 PM
Alright, after another go at it we managed to get it far enough up that the crotch of the suit is now just at/above my knee caps. The circumfrence of my ass just doenst seem to want to let it go any further though..

Anthony
05-25-2006, 12:51 PM
Yanking on the straps won't do much when it's stuck at the buttom. Find where it's stuck and pull it up inch by inch. It hurts, it's tight, and you'll probably lose the skin off your fingers and knuckles. The gloves they sell to protect your hands are pretty much **** when the suit is really tight, because you can never seem to get enough grip/leverage on the suit to pull.

Hahaha, have fun!:D

KevinStarke
05-25-2006, 01:10 PM
After another 20 minutes of struggling we managed to get it up a litttttttle bit more.. maybe an inch, if that. Once again the only problem seems to be getting the tight middle part beyond my ass which is causing all the problems. By now the suits probably to baby-powdered to even return it for another size. I was really hoping to use it tomorrow so i'll try again tonight to get it on.

Anthony
05-25-2006, 01:14 PM
Kevin, try getting the legs all the way up before you bring the torso up. Do you know what I mean? The main part of the suit can be turned inside out and hanging down as you work the legs up. Once those are in place, you might have an easier time getting it over your ass.

Sensei
05-25-2006, 01:42 PM
Anthony's suggestion to start w. the suit inside-out and use work gloves are good ones.

Use suit slippers or trash bags if you have them to get the leg openings far enough up your leg before working the suit over your arse.

There's no way I would've EVER been able to get my Hardcore much beyond my knees without suit-slippers. Even with them, it took over a half hour to get it on (straps down).

WillKuenzel
05-25-2006, 02:06 PM
I've actually helped a guy get his own and there were 3 of us pulling on it. Marc Bartley was one of those guys. The suit was tight as hell. As it should be to get anything out of it.

Might try just hanging out of it. I've seen guys set up the in the squat rack and put one of the straps up on the rack and just try to hang in it like a climbing harness. Its a tough go. Anthony and Sensei's suggestions are right on.

KevinStarke
05-25-2006, 03:17 PM
Thanks a ton guys i'll definitelly try all those suggestions. I don thave suit slippers but when I tried to use trashbags to get my arms through the sleeves of my shirt on monday the bags just got stuck in there. I'm definitelly feelin good about gettin the legs up first but im a little confused as to how best to get the legs up with an inside out suit. I've been contemplating sending it back for a bigger size but i've decided to stop being a pussy and just MAKE this one fit eventually. I know guys my same size who use 30's so theres no way i cant fit in this 31 eventually. If someone wants to be a sweetheart and give me a brief explanation as to how best to get this sucker up i'd really appreciate it.

Sensei
05-25-2006, 04:01 PM
At the risk of ridicule and public cyber-humiliation, I will try to make a video in the next few days. I don't have internet access at home these days and I might not be able to upload it at work - I'll see what I can do.

KevinStarke
05-25-2006, 04:04 PM
Dude, I would REALLY appreciate a video. If you dont wanna post it just PM it to me or something. Im just a ****** when it comes to gettin this damn suit on.

Sensei
05-25-2006, 04:08 PM
I'll see what I can do.

KevinStarke
05-25-2006, 04:11 PM
Thanks man

Anthony
05-25-2006, 04:22 PM
I didn't mean the whole suit inside out, I just meant after you step in it and get it up as high as it will go, fold the straps down around your waist (so the top half is inside out), and then work on getting the legs up before you worry about the torso or straps. The first time I put mine on, I spent about 30-40 minutes getting the legs up all the way and THEN got it past my ass, and THEN the torso, and THEN worked on the straps. The legs and straps were the worst for me.

waynedang
05-25-2006, 04:47 PM
I didn't mean the whole suit inside out, I just meant after you step in it and get it up as high as it will go, fold the straps down around your waist (so the top half is inside out), and then work on getting the legs up before you worry about the torso or straps. The first time I put mine on, I spent about 30-40 minutes getting the legs up all the way and THEN got it past my ass, and THEN the torso, and THEN worked on the straps. The legs and straps were the worst for me.


This works the best you can also hang on a dip stand by the straps a settle into the suit

Sensei
05-25-2006, 07:42 PM
All right Kevin... you owe me.

Here I am in all my underweared glory! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOKYo219t58

Sorry the picture quality is crap. Mind you, I did the whole freakin' thing twice because the first time the camera wasn't rolling!!!!!

KevinStarke
05-25-2006, 07:56 PM
HAH! Your the ****in man Sensei im gonna to try right now.

KevinStarke
05-25-2006, 08:18 PM
alright ive tried senseis napproach and i have indeed gotten it up the furthesy yet. ill definitelly invest in some suit slippers haha. still isnt all the waqy up but its making slow... slow... progress...

KingWilder
05-25-2006, 08:19 PM
Best Fight Scene

Sensei VS Target Bags


jk, gg with the video

Sensei
05-25-2006, 08:24 PM
22 minutes between posts.... Maaaan, you're not trying HARD ENOUGH!!!

I remember the first time trying on a squat suit - my wife bought it for me for our anniversary (what a woman, eh?). It literally took me the better part of an hour to get the bottoms on. When I finally finished, I was sweating like a pig, wheezing, and ended up lying on the living room floor for another half hour trying to recover.

I never, ever thought I'd be able to get a suit on and still have any energy left to recover, but you DO get used to it - the suit will break in a little and you'll get more efficient about putting it on.

Sensei
05-25-2006, 08:24 PM
Best Fight Scene

Sensei VS Target Bags


jk, gg with the video
LOL!

KevinStarke
05-25-2006, 09:54 PM
I got it up pretty far compared to my previous attempts. I go the bottems of the legs up to about 4-5" passed my knees which happy about. I guess I'll just dead raw tomorrow and work on getting the suit the ready to squat in for next week. Try as I might I wasnt able to shimmy the legs up any further than I just go them up but as soon as I can come accross 26$ i'll get me a pair of suit slippers and hopefully have better luck with those. After my dead session tomorrow i'll work the suit again.

Built
05-25-2006, 10:43 PM
Sensei, your legs are magnificent.

Sensei
05-26-2006, 06:42 AM
Kevin,
The suit slippers are nice, but they really don't help you get the suit any further up your body than using bags will. Keep trying.

Built,
THANKS! That's high-praise coming from someone like you!

SaVvY
05-26-2006, 08:18 AM
what exactly are suits for?

KevinStarke
05-26-2006, 09:00 AM
Sensei - Alright man i'm gonna try again today after my deadlift session.

biggimp
05-26-2006, 12:43 PM
trash bags have always worked real well for me.

KevinStarke
05-28-2006, 02:40 PM
Alright... tried again today and after 35-40 minute of struggling my friend and I managed to get it on this far...

http://thumb9.webshots.com/t/59/59/4/5/89/2130405890091401969vlMZHq_th.jpg (http://community.webshots.com/photo/2130405890091401969vlMZHq)

The straps came on no problem at all, the crotch feels like its up all the way but I literally couldnt move. Couldnt even begin to squat down even a little bit and there is no way in hell I could ever get in to sumo position wearing this suit.

Clifford Gillmore
05-28-2006, 02:51 PM
I'm sure if you whacked on 500lbs you'd be able to get down at least to parallel.

KevinStarke
05-28-2006, 02:57 PM
Trying to bend down was incredibly painfull too, im not sure if it was on correctly or not. Also, should you start losing feeling in your left foot?

waynedang
05-28-2006, 04:47 PM
Trying to bend down was incredibly painfull too, im not sure if it was on correctly or not. Also, should you start losing feeling in your left foot?


:strong: sounds about right maybe a little loose

KevinStarke
05-28-2006, 05:34 PM
Haha loose? i was losin feeling in my left leg/foot.

toki
05-28-2006, 06:29 PM
solution: quit being a lame-o and continue to lift raw.

KevinStarke
05-28-2006, 06:48 PM
Haha, trust me I dont agree with gear but I wanna be competitive and theres no way I can win competitions without using the equipment. The only big RAW comps are down south and out west, I just wanna break some records in the gear then go back to lifting for ****s and giggles.

waynedang
05-28-2006, 08:07 PM
solution: quit being a lame-o and continue to lift raw.


AHH yes spoken like a person with no injuries. I too remember what it was like to be young.

betastas
05-28-2006, 08:22 PM
Haha loose? i was losin feeling in my left leg/foot.

Your legs are beet red... is that a good thing? :D

I've haven't worn a suit yet, but let us know how it goes when you give it a test run.

KevinStarke
05-28-2006, 08:58 PM
Hopefully i'll be able to use it on Wednesday.

greathuskie
05-28-2006, 11:30 PM
sensai, be honest, you were flexing your legs the entire video to impress us.

you trickster you

biggimp
05-28-2006, 11:47 PM
kevin that actually does sound like a perfect fitting suit! probably too tight for your first one ever though... it will be a lot harder to get used to but it sounds like its fitting you well. it would have helped if you would have just got a cheapo inzer zsuit or something for $40 to start out with and then moved to that, but with enough practice you will get it, i have faith in you.

i wouldnt start with trying to get to parallel, i would start with partial reps *gasp* and work your way down over time with your practice sessions. also start practice with the straps down, that way you can still bend at the waist etc... also one thing i have found is that after you get the suit on the first time, its always easier from there. like it needs an initial stretch or something, idk.


and with the straps up no you should not be able to bend over!!! good luck man

biggimp
05-28-2006, 11:47 PM
oh and if there was no bruising then its way too loose!

Patz
05-29-2006, 05:20 AM
Does anyone else think Sensei looks like a powerlifting Elvis?

KevinStarke
05-29-2006, 09:29 AM
Biggimp - Thanks for the advice man i'll definitelly try that out. I'm just a little concerned about the whole "losing feeling in my left foot thing".

Sensei
05-29-2006, 10:11 AM
Does anyone else think Sensei looks like a powerlifting Elvis?
I LOVE Elvis.... Never been told I look like him though...

Would that be the young "Blue Hawaii" Elvis, or the fat Las Vegas Elvis?... Nevermind - don't answer that.

Kevin,
Biggimp's suggestions are great. Definately go straps down for a while first if you can - it will help stretch the suit and you'll be a lot better prepared for things when you decide to squat straps up.

KevinStarke
05-29-2006, 10:24 AM
Alright sounds good guys.

Patz
05-30-2006, 03:17 PM
I LOVE Elvis.... Never been told I look like him though...

Would that be the young "Blue Hawaii" Elvis, or the fat Las Vegas Elvis?... Nevermind - don't answer that.

LOL..I didn't get that good a look at you. I just saw big glasses and big hair.

I'm probably just jealous that you have hair..lol

but, I would say..supremely jacked Elvis, if he had been eating whey and oats instead of PB and Mayo sandwiches.

Sensei
05-30-2006, 03:22 PM
PB and Mayo??? Bleeeeeechhh... Sounds like something JM Blakely would put in his Big Boy's Menu Plan!!!

Patz
05-30-2006, 04:18 PM
PB and Mayo??? Bleeeeeechhh... Sounds like something JM Blakely would put in his Big Boy's Menu Plan!!!

FRIED PB and mayo..

Elvis was bulking, without weights.

Who would have known tae kwon do didn't build muscle? LOL

Hazerboy
05-30-2006, 06:17 PM
Elvis? No way. Sensei looks like a jacked Clark Kent.