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    bench shirts

    what do poeple think of their bench shirts? anybody tried the metal ace bench shirt?

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    Never tried the metal ace, but I love the new APT Apex. Easy to get on, comfortable to wear, and amazing support and pop throughout the ROM. The rear collar is scooped nice and low also and makes it easy to manipulate the shirt. With a pretty big groove, its great for both archers and non archers. Better than my Rage X imo. Im ordering a 2 ply and hear it acts more like a 3. Cant wait. I get about 120 out of the 1 ply right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Never tried the metal ace, but I love the new APT Apex. Easy to get on, comfortable to wear, and amazing support and pop throughout the ROM. The rear collar is scooped nice and low also and makes it easy to manipulate the shirt. With a pretty big groove, its great for both archers and non archers. Better than my Rage X imo. Im ordering a 2 ply and hear it acts more like a 3. Cant wait. I get about 120 out of the 1 ply right now.
    do you think the apt apex would make a good beginner shirt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pie zar View Post
    do you think the apt apex would make a good beginner shirt?

    If you are looking for a good beginner shirt get a Metal Blast shirt. Its a very user friendly shirt and will give you plenty of support!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pie zar View Post
    do you think the apt apex would make a good beginner shirt?
    I does take a lot of weight to touch in. It took 475 for me to touch. If your in that range, then I would say yes. The groove is pretty wide and he shirt doesnt take long at all to learn.
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    The ACE is VERY stiff and a properly sized one will take a lot of weight to touch and it has more stopping power than pop. It's also very thick, just like the ACE suit and briefs. Other than that it is cut very similarly to an SDP.
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    This is going to sound really really dumb, and I don't mean to take it off subject....

    But what is a "Bench Shirt"? Isn't that just a shirt you wear while you workout?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brock7142 View Post
    This is going to sound really really dumb, and I don't mean to take it off subject....

    But what is a "Bench Shirt"? Isn't that just a shirt you wear while you workout?
    Says the man telling all the lifters how to get stronger in the football thread...


    hahahahahha

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillNoble View Post
    Says the man telling all the lifters how to get stronger in the football thread...


    hahahahahha
    I'm sorry if I don't waste a career lifting weights in the quantities that have no relevent usage outside a gym.

    XD

    All in good humor of course :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by brock7142 View Post
    I'm sorry if I don't waste a career lifting weights in the quantities that have no relevent usage outside a gym.
    then quit posting in the Powerlifting section

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    Quote Originally Posted by brock7142 View Post
    This is going to sound really really dumb, and I don't mean to take it off subject....

    But what is a "Bench Shirt"? Isn't that just a shirt you wear while you workout?
    I know this is off topic, but its really nice to see this tool banned on this forum. He'll come back with variations of the Brock name. He's been a troll for at least 7 years on other forums---claiming to be a late teens, early 20's lifter in one thread, then giving stupid strength advice in another--always ending with him pissing people off, playing dumb, asking stupid questions, and then getting banned.

    Thanks mods for being ontop of things.....





    Back on topic: I love my Rage X--single ply. Am I reading things right that the new APT shirt is as good or better than the Rage X in terms of ease of fit and how much you are getting out of it?

    My wife on the other hand is in a limbo with her shirt. She has major problems with the Rage X cutting the back of her arms and at times struggling to touch. I've heard the APT shirt doesn't cut the rear of the arm as much, but instead is rough on the anterior delts for those that have problems with it cutting the skin at all. Do those of you who've used it see this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JK1 View Post



    Back on topic: I love my Rage X--single ply. Am I reading things right that the new APT shirt is as good or better than the Rage X in terms of ease of fit and how much you are getting out of it?
    I prefer it imho. Im getting about 120 out of the 1 ply. Its EXTREMELY easy to put on yourself. But like I said it does take some weight to touch. It still bites pretty good in your tris too,but that comes the territory.
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    I've a big fan of the super duper phenom. It's much easier to touch in than most 2-ply shirts. That matters for us peons that bench under 800 lbs. It has a lot of pop too. The downside is they are expensive, and you have to get it super tight for it to work right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusWild View Post
    I've a big fan of the super duper phenom. It's much easier to touch in than most 2-ply shirts. That matters for us peons that bench under 800 lbs. It has a lot of pop too. The downside is they are expensive, and you have to get it super tight for it to work right.
    I know T. Bell speaks VERY highly of both the Super and the Super Duper Phenom

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    back on topic, what shirt does the OP have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillNoble View Post
    back on topic, what shirt does the OP have?
    How do they work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brock7142 View Post
    How do they work?
    like this:



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    Quote Originally Posted by WillNoble View Post
    like this:


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    Jeremy Frey, Josh McMillian, and Matt Kroc have all made huge gains since switching to the Metal Ace shirt. All three of them have used the Rage X and two of them have used the Super Phenom and they say their is no comparison. I should have one on the way soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luyando View Post
    Jeremy Frey, Josh McMillian, and Matt Kroc have all made huge gains since switching to the Metal Ace shirt. All three of them have used the Rage X and two of them have used the Super Phenom and they say their is no comparison. I should have one on the way soon
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    I like my shirt, well I did. I had an inzer DD closed back that was awesome to jump into once every couple of months, if I kept with it I would of gotten an easy 100-125lbs out of it. My training partner had a phenom I think, he got about 10lbs out of it, it was pretty loose - but it still cut like hell!

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    Will is right, I've used the Super and SD Phenom and very much liked them both. I really enjoy the ease you can touch with depending on how you adjust them and man they are super fast shirts.

    I have tried the Ace shirt on two occasions and didn't like it for either time, however maybe I just had the wrong sizing. Rob is certainly right about Kroc and Jeremy Frey, they have made some crazy gains, especially Jeremy. McMillian though, last I saw was wearing a SD Phenom, he'd just blacked out the logos

    In the near future I will be trying some shirts from Titan which I am very much looking forward to. I always enjoy a new challenge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    Will is right, I've used the Super and SD Phenom and very much liked them both. I really enjoy the ease you can touch with depending on how you adjust them and man they are super fast shirts.

    I have tried the Ace shirt on two occasions and didn't like it for either time, however maybe I just had the wrong sizing. Rob is certainly right about Kroc and Jeremy Frey, they have made some crazy gains, especially Jeremy. McMillian though, last I saw was wearing a SD Phenom, he'd just blacked out the logos

    In the near future I will be trying some shirts from Titan which I am very much looking forward to. I always enjoy a new challenge
    McMilian uses an ace your thinking of Hobmeier with the Stealth shirt. I tried one on at a meet few weeks ago and the fit and material is sick. I will hit a grand for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luyando View Post
    McMilian uses an ace your thinking of Hobmeier with the Stealth shirt. I tried one on at a meet few weeks ago and the fit and material is sick. I will hit a grand for sure!
    You're right! My mistake.

    Looking forward to seeing you in the Ace shirt


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    The Ace shirt sounds like its good, I had a metal pro viking that I used once and preferred my rage-x.

    hopefully the ace's last, ive found that for the money the rage-x is a good deal because they last.
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