I use a Titan Katana & F6... (3) weeks shirted then (1) week raw...
Heavy Raw board work(2-3-4 bds.) every week after the shirt though. Shirt work frequency depends a lot on your recovery as I think it harder on your CNS than raw work.
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I touched in my Apex singleply and haven't really used it since. Ill get in it when I'm prepping for my next meet, probably every other week. I concentrate more on my raw power usually.
JERSEY IRON POWERLIFTING
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OK since there was a request from Vincent here is my two cents. If you want to be good in a shirt live in it. Simple ass that. Now if your a beginner or novice lift I would recomend trying to touch atleast two or three times during a work out session. Brds are great for building strength which is a must. If your doing a meet in September you should be in it every week for atleast 6 sets. The shirt will loosen up a little but not so much that it will make a diference in your performance. To start out just put the shirt on regular don't jack anything up for your till after you have touched a dozen or so times.
Now keep in mind this advice was my take on new lifters and novice lifters aproach to shirted benching.
Frey is a freak and to smart for a powerlifter.
I think you should go to a bench seminar. I heard there is one in IL in a couple of weeks. Couple of bald bench gods spewing out knowledge and working 1 on 1 with you. Just don't take their advice on barbers. LOL
Can't wait 'til tomorrow, 'cause I get stronger every day!