No super duper benefit. We had em' on there for the main ME exercise so we just left them there. It does help develop stability a little more but not in a huge way. When we were switching to the 4brd, I just said whatever, leave them, not gonna hurt anything.
Next training cycle will have alot more straight weight in it. The overloads provided by the tension weight was fine, but by the end of the cycle I was pretty beat up. Instead though of backing off and going raw, I've decided to take a week of doubles in the shirt with straight weight. Then I'll go back to 1brd and the third week I'll play by ear, might be raw, might be chest we'll see.
good stuff.. thanks for the answer.
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