Just want some input on this. the Centurion I got now is a bit big, I can get my legs in it in about 3-5 minutes and I was wondering whats everyone thought on training in it with the straps down until I get my new one, I was planning on training Raw 8 weeks and 2 more 8 week cycles with gear, would it be a good idea, to keep the hips tight instead of training raw? I know my squat groove is different raw than it is with the suit, is doing straps down gonna be different too or similar as with the straps up? plus I don't have my 38-39 inch belly to hold me anymore..haha ...but the suit is definitely tight around the hips because I used it 2 days ago for DL and couldn't get the lever on my DL belt to close.
5'8" @ 204lbs
2013 Goals (single ply):
Huh, I don't get what not closing the lever on your belt has to do with the hips being tight? I think training in even loose gear is a good idea if you compete in gear. It'll save wear and tear on your hips and let you use the same form you do geared.
Last edited by JK1; 04-22-2009 at 11:48 AM.
use your suit straps down and every third week put straps up.
I know for me personally I always like to train with the straps down for nothing other than hip support; just to keep them healthier. Not that I wouldn't train with straps up ever but I didn't have briefs so I always wore the suit for support. What I'm saying is I think it's a good idea just from a hip health stand point.
Straightening out pipe cleaners for over 20 years.
I like training suit straps down, I don't put em up too often unless I'm training for a meet
I don't use a suit for my speed work though
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