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jtteg_x
02-11-2007, 01:48 AM
i been lifting for 18 months now and my current bench is at 265lb @ 194lb bw. its a little more on the beginner side but i believe im progessing fairly quick. i was looking into IPF and was interested to compete once im ready. however, i have never used any weight lifting equipment for the bench press hence the reason why im interested in a bench shirt. ive lurked around few forums and so far, most people favored the Titan F6, Inzer rage x and metal viking. then theirs denim material vs poly. the way i bench is with an arch not too big and wider grip (index outside rings). for a starter like me, which shirt would be perfect to learn in and compete in? which material would be neccesary?
i have no exp. whatsoever about bench shirts.:newbie:

mikesbytes
02-11-2007, 02:01 AM
Make sure that what ever you get is approved for competition

http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com/

Paul Stagg
02-11-2007, 10:16 AM
It depends.

I've seen people start out with a double denim and do fine, and I've seen folks who really needed to start out with a single ply Blast.

Where are you going to compete? That will help determine what your shirt is.

rmccray
02-11-2007, 10:21 AM
yeah i say single ply bast shirt or a open back poly like the (phenom)
wich was my first shirt

jtteg_x
02-11-2007, 11:40 PM
what do you guys think of the Inzer HD Blast Shirt as to train in? http://www.inzernet.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=02_HD_BLAST

i was thinking working with that for a year+ before getting into hardcore shirts

WillKuenzel
02-12-2007, 05:40 AM
Probably one of the best ways to start. Especially since its allowed in the USAPL, which you mentioned competing in.

rmccray
02-12-2007, 06:28 AM
what do you guys think of the Inzer HD Blast Shirt as to train in? http://www.inzernet.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=02_HD_BLAST

i was thinking working with that for a year+ before getting into hardcore shirts

yeah thats what i said single ply blast

NASAKYCHAIRMAN
02-12-2007, 06:50 AM
jtteg_x:
In order to compete in the IPF, you must win first place in the USAPL BP NATIONALS. You will probably be drug-tested! I was tested 2x in 2006.

Lifter in the 198 are doing almost 600 pds. Currently, Dennis Ceri is USAPL top 198 lifter.

A good starter shirt to use is the Inzer EHPHD Blast. Then, get an Inzer Rage X. It's important to get a good fit.

Finally, it's going to take some time to get use to a bp shirt.

Good luck

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Sensei
02-12-2007, 10:27 AM
I started w. an Inzer Blast which was worthless as far as adding pounds to my bench, but did get me used to how shirts fit and it was cheap.

My second shirt was an Inzer EHPHD. I loved that shirt, but it ended up getting lost or stolen at a meet. It was expensive, but a good shirt and not too hard to figure out.

The shirt I'm using now is an Inzer Rage X and I haven't had consistent enough training partners to get it figured out. It's a great shirt, but unless you get it loose, I wouldn't recommend it to a beginner.

I've never tried Titan, but I've heard a lot of good things about the Titan Fury from beginners to advanced benchers. It's pretty reasonably priced too.

waynedang
02-12-2007, 07:06 PM
Let me start by saying I am not an expert. I am also not a sponsored lifter. With that being said an Inzer blast is a waste of money!You would be better off getting a F6 or RageX and finding someone who knows how to use it to teach you. If you are lucky you get 20lbs out of a tight painfull make your arm pits bleed Inzer blast. You could easy get 60+ out of a loose F6 and 150+ out of a tight one once you learn it. Take the time to learn the shirt drive three hours on way to train if you have to. Make sure you have good spotters and train hard.:strong:


Wayne

Sensei
02-12-2007, 09:52 PM
With that being said an Inzer blast is a waste of money! If you are lucky you get 20lbs out of a tight painfull make your arm pits bleed Inzer blast.
Wayne
I agree 100%.

jtteg_x
02-13-2007, 12:59 AM
thanks for the replies. i decided to go with an rage-x thats +2 sizes more as recommened by inzer (im a 52 and seen a 54 on ebay for cheap :0). that way, i can train in a loose shirt and it'll eventually become tight throughout weekly use.

Sensei
02-13-2007, 04:38 AM
i decided to go with an rage-x thats +2 sizes more as recommened by inzer that way, i can train in a loose shirt and it'll eventually become tight throughout weekly use.
? I'm not understanding this... You understand that shirts generally get looser as you use them.

NASAKYCHAIRMAN
02-13-2007, 06:34 AM
jtteg_x:
Size 54 is going to be too big. I recommend a 50.

Train with the shirt to break it in (loosen the shirt up a little).

I weigh 218pds & use a size 54, 52 & 50. Size 50 is really, really tight! Size 48 won't fit.

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drew
02-13-2007, 07:09 AM
? I'm not understanding this... You understand that shirts generally get looser as you use them.

Not if you keep gaining weight. :thumbup:

jtteg_x
02-13-2007, 02:46 PM
i heard about shirts becomming loose thruout use. but off inzers website, it says for first timers to add +2 on their shirts. i measured my shoulders and it was 53.5" all around relaxed and 52" on the tighter side using a yarn string. i was thinking the 54 will do as i have a pretty high bf % and my body will grow into it ;)


report back and lmk what you guys think

smokinHawk
02-14-2007, 07:38 AM
the only good an inzer blast is to prevent injuries, doesnt add anything (maybe 5 lbs) to a bench. (have a 54 and am 165-170lbs)
I train in an inzer blast and have been competing raw.
i also have a Titan F6 but have not trained enough in it to make use of it.

jtteg_x
02-14-2007, 01:52 PM
thanks for the replies fellas.
ive decided to go with an Titan F6 (size 48 as recommended by Priscilla @ plgearonline.com for meet fit & my chest is 44). i think ill grow into it and plus, its my first ever shirt

waynedang
02-14-2007, 03:19 PM
As a refrence my chest is 48 and I wear a 44. That should be ok for now. It will loosen up quick but they can be altered.

Do you have any training partners?

jtteg_x
02-14-2007, 11:50 PM
unfortunately i dont but i do have a spotters available all the time and some of them are former PLers. that shirt must be pretty tight going 4 sizes smaller :eek: