The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009

    DL suit w/ velcro?

    Hey guys,

    Just had velcro straps added to my Velocity DL suit... I've pulled mostly raw and 1-ply but never used a suit w/ velcro.

    How tight do the straps need to be to get the most out of the suit? The suit is already extremely tight and very tuff to reach the bar but I did get some good pop off the floor w/ it before adding velcro! I went from 220's to 242's and I was hoping the velcro would allow a little more room for set-up on the bar. Thanks for your input!

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  3. #2
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    You want to get the straps as tight as possible. Almost painful. I have a metal suit that took me awhile to break in. The smaller the betterm

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    THE 800 QUEST NickAus's Avatar
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    242's now Rob?
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Bad Attitude Gym AdamBAG's Avatar
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    You are just going to have to play with the straps to figure out what you want. It's a fine line between tight and too tight to where you can't reach the bar or you can't arch properly.
    750/500/690 APF Elite @ 242

    Bench Only - Multi Ply SPF - 600 @ 275 (251)

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  6. #5
    Senior Member martin's Avatar
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    As tight as poss whilst still being able to keep position as Adam said.

    It's a case of trial and error. It's great being able to adjust the straps though.
    Best lifts @ 226 lbs

    Squat - 903
    Bench - 573 / 617 @ 246
    Dead - 727

    Best Total - 2204 lbs @ 226 18/07/2010

  7. #6
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    +1 with Adam. If the suit rounds you over, then you're going to deadlift less in it.
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  8. #7
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    Mar 2009
    Thanks for the replies guys... At least I'll have the option of adjusting the straps now so it dosent take a minute to reach the bar!

    Cant hold my air that long anyways...

    - Nick, yeah bro, 242's and beyond for me it looks like. I'm walking around at about 250 now and at 6-2" I think I carry it fairly well. 275's are not out of the question as long as I feel good!

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