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!
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
242's now Rob?
Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
Bench geared 525 @ 210
Deadlift geared 650 @ 220
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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)
Bench Only - Single Ply USAPL - 501 @ 275 (255)
Bench Only - Single Ply SPF - 550 @ 259 (257)
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
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!