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Thread: DL suit w/ velcro?

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    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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    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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    242's now Rob?
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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.
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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.
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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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    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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