Since I'm gonna begin powerbuilding, I decided to buy gear, but I'm not gonna become a gear whore, I'll use gear off and on.
I'm not buying real expensive gear, I'm gonna get used to using gear, then buy the good stuff.
Bench Shirt - Standard Blast
Squat Suit - Z-Suit
Dead Suit - Need to find one in the 25-75 range
Belt - Power Surge
Gloves - Mashback (my gym doesn't allow chalk)
Wrist Wraps - Iron Z
Knee Wraps - Iron Z
This look good? Anything I'm missing?
Don't even worry about gear yet. Build more base strength for the next year or two.
If you don't plan on competing in pl in the near future I don't think you need gear. I'd tell you to get a belt, but that is a touchy subject around here.
Most squat suits recommend that you are already squatting double body weight RAW.
vdiz - I do plan on competing.
Bako - Where'd you hear this? Its not like I don't trust you everything, but as long as I've been here, I've never heard that.
Train like you'll compete. No gloves. If you can't use chalk, don't use it, or find another gym.
I think that gear list is a fine place to start. You'll be well served to find some PLers to train with who can teach you how to use it. Frankly, I don't think you need to bother with any of it but a good belt right now, but it won't hurt you to get it.
Well... A while ago I was looking into buying a squat suit. Some of the ones I looked at recomended a 2x body weight squat, so I didn't get one. It makes sense because some are so strong that you'll probably have a hard time reaching parallel w/ out enough weight on your back. I'd get some briefs instead though.
Find some powerlifters to train with. If you try hard enough you will. I used to travel 4 hours each way on Saturday's to train. When you find a crew they usually have a stockpile of gear you can try. That is the best way to learn.
Paul - I KNEW that was gonna come from ya, but as stated above, I'm gonna use gear off and on, and I wont use the gloves as much.
Bako - Ohh. But there's no prob in getting a suit and learning how to use it.
Diz - Alright, I'll start tomorrow.
(random) I need to find that bench shirt vid that Sensi posted, I dont want to get the s**t tore out of me by the shirt.
Originally Posted by WestsideWarrior
You are welcome to come train bench with us if you want to learn the gear. I think you are only about an hour and a half from us.