Some Obvious Lessons About Powerlifting Gear
Well, we moved the box down this week for squats. Couple of things that all of you that use gear probably know. But for me I have been raw up until a few weeks ago, so I guess this is to help those like me:
1. You can't just setup and go on a lower box while in gear. The groove is very important and movement forward or back in that groove may cause a missed lift.
2. Gear that fits well is a must. Take the time to talk with your supplier of choice and get thier input as to what size you need.
3. Have great training partners when learning a new piece of gear. This should go without saying, but they may save your life if in a bad situation.
As my videos showed, I hit 695 and 735 to a higher box (about 1-1.5" high), but after moving down to about 1" below I missed 700 based on number 1 and 2 above. It will go soon, but I wanted to try and help out the others out there thinking of making the switch. Train hard!