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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    squat/dead lift suits -comparable?

    I'm ready to invest in a real suit but I am a little confused about what I should get.
    I really only have enough cash to buy one suit so I need one that is effective for both squat and dead lift.
    Just how much different are dead lift specific suits compared to a squat suits? I know the cuts and seams are located differently but is the difference significant enough to be an issue worth considering? If I get a dead lift suit will it also be good to squat in? Is a squat suit also good for dead lifting?



    I sumo dead and use a wide stance for squat also. here's a couple vids for reference:

    Squat...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJm3XCE2xsE
    Dead...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp4OgB-uI74

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    which federation(s) are you planning to compete in? their are some feds that allow 1-ply only, 2-ply, and up to multiple ply lifting suits.

    ive heard many good things about the metal pro squatter: http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...id=204&pid=718


    i have a metal IPF squatter which is close stance. ive tried pulling conventional in it but it didnt feel natural. made me pull with a ninja turtle back
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    From what ive heard, the metal v-type squatter is awesome for wide squats and sumo deads. Since you probably wont get as much out of a deadlift suit as you will a squat suit, you may want to get the squatter and then when you do wear it for deads, you'll get a little extra support from it.
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    I know some people don't like it, but I use an Inzer Hardcore (squat suit) for deadlifts... it works well for both.
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    Metal V-Type is awesome for sumo deads and wide stance squats. Me, Deeder, and TommyBoy use V-types and we're all wide stance guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bako Lifter View Post
    Metal V-Type is awesome for sumo deads and wide stance squats. Me, Deeder, and TommyBoy use V-types and we're all wide stance guys.
    I pull (sumo) in a Metal V-type squatter... I'd go with the regular material (as opposed to the viking material) if you're going to be deadlifting in it as well as squatting. You'd get more from the viking material while squatting but it would make it too hard to get down to the bar for your deadlifts.
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    I agree, go with the metal v-type. I can't comment on the viking v-type just yet, but i'll be getting it on tuesday and i'll give it a try on saturday and let you know how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyBoy View Post
    I agree, go with the metal v-type. I can't comment on the viking v-type just yet, but i'll be getting it on tuesday and i'll give it a try on saturday and let you know how it goes.
    The viking material is a lot stiffer. The viking suits are a *little* looser in the legs and tighter in the hips. I get lots of rebound from my viking squatter but there's no way I could pull in it.
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    The viking material is a lot stiffer. The viking suits are a *little* looser in the legs and tighter in the hips. I get lots of rebound from my viking squatter but there's no way I could pull in it.
    I have the metal viking briefs, and I can pull great in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyBoy View Post
    I have the metal viking briefs, and I can pull great in them.
    To each their own I guess... The way it was explained to me was that you'd get the same pop off the floor with the regular material without added trouble getting to the bar.

    I know I wouldn't be able to get to the bar in my viking squatter... It's really stiff.
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    To each their own I guess... The way it was explained to me was that you'd get the same pop off the floor with the regular material without added trouble getting to the bar.

    I know I wouldn't be able to get to the bar in my viking squatter... It's really stiff.
    Just got my viking v-type, couldn't move, deeder you're right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyBoy View Post
    Just got my viking v-type, couldn't move, deeder you're right.
    Haha good stuff Tommy. When is your first ME squat day in it?
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    Haha good stuff Tommy. When is your first ME squat day in it?
    Not for a while; check my training log.

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    Get a Metal v-type squat suit and some good briefs.
    Bigger, stronger, faster, every day.

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