I have found that I have a better squat with a fairly wide stance. What would be the best squat suit for this? I havent been in a suit in a long time.
This is a picture from almost 10 years ago, lol. (my wife didnt account for the delay in the camera, this is on the way up with 600 if it was my final lift) My stance is alittle wider than this now
And here is my width on my deadlift. It is the same as this picture. What do you recommend for this?
I borrow these suits from a friend, and that day was the first day with them on.
Last edited by PWR; 02-14-2009 at 08:07 AM.
Will you be competing single or multi-ply? Also, if your stance is just a little wider, I am not sure that would qualify as a wide stance.
For multiply, on the deadlift I would go with the Metal King Pro Deadlifter. I use a Metal Ace Pro Squatter, but also here great things about the Titan Boss. I dont use single ply gear but I hear Titan makes the best gear.
I would also look at getting a flat soled shoe. Those cross trainers are no good to squat and pull in.
if single ply, titan centurion all the way. The suit kicks ass. you can get it for narrow or wide stance. but like ehubbard said, a little wider than that is not really a wide stance. post a new pic of your stance squatting and deadlifting. you don't have to be doing a lot of weight. just slap a plate on each side and take a picture so we can see whether you should go with the wide or regular suit.
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Not sure on the ply. I am new to suits and powerlifting equipt. I guess whatever is best for a beginner. I will also look into a bench shirt at some point. I probably will not get in a meet until later on in the year. If I'm not altleast at 1650+ I dont want to enter.
ehubbard, your lifts look great!
We are probably around the same size and if I could hit close to your lifts I will be very happy.
Last edited by PWR; 02-14-2009 at 08:32 AM.
Single ply squat suit I would go with the new super centurion from Titan. I have a king pro deadlift suit from Metal and I love it. If you go with Titan I would contact Ken Anderson he is awesome.
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you were in the best suits then...why change? lol Check out Inzer Fusion for single ply pulling. Get the velcro conversion on the straps..
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Thank guys, looks like some good info on here. I will try and get a pic or vid up of my three lifts and see if that helps.
mastermonster........200lbs with a shirt on, holy hell!! I am close to 400 raw now and have never benched in a shirt.
Some people are of the opinion that you need to start out in single ply gear and some are not. With close to 400 lb raw bench and I assume many training years under your belt, I would say double ply gear would not be "too much" for you. But again, that is your call. More gear equals more potential carryover. You could also look to buy some gear used. If you are going to lift double ply, I would start out getting a pair of briefs first.
The meet that I was in before from the picture was a APA meet at Vanderbilt University. I actually have a pair of briefs and a couple suits at home but they were what I trained in for the last meet in 2001. I need to pull them out of the attic and see what they are. My buddy was a SHW and those suits in the pictures were his.
I train by myself also and always have pretty much. My schedule is pretty busy so I never know what time of the day I will go. Here is my training log that I just started. This will give you some sort of idea on how I lift. http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=121101
I havent done any advanced PL training and always worked out the traditional way for size and strength but I have that itch again and wanna see what I can do for myself. The only reason I want to get back in it is because I took a 5-6 year layoff from the gym and I am back to where I am now from only really 7-8 months of consistent training. I probably wont ever be as strong as most of the guys out there but its fun to do it for yourself.
^this is going to be a huge meet^