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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?

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    brand new slingshot

    I just got a slingshot and did an ME session with it. I'm normally completely raw, and I have to admit my ego is pretty happy about the kind of weight I can move with that thing. My question is could I expect about the same difference (80 pounds first try) with something like a single-ply shirt?
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    A bench shirt is harder to learn. It can be difficult to touch weights at first. Do you train with other powerlifters that wear gear? That's the way to do it. You can definitely get 100+ out of a 1-ply shirt. I've seen guys that get 300.
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    I have gotten about 175 out of my 1 ply rage x. That being said it is fairly loose fitting and it did take quite a few workouts to learn it.
    email Rudy at overkill and look into one of his one ply shirts.

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    Thanks for the replies. I had considered myself raw only (and really only beginner-intermediate at that) but I'm thinking my ego would probably be happier with the heavier weights of equpped benching. BTW, is that single-ply rageX usable in usapl? Only asking because I live in Phoenix and I know they have meets here two or more times a year.
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    Slingshot is nice, but you'll get more from a single ply shirt once you learn it.... every manufacturer makes single ply gear that's solid..... Titan and Inzer are the big IPF ones, but if you don't care about IPF approval and just need the best single ply shirt I'd +1 for the Overkill. My wife did well in her 1-ply and nobody can deny the success that Luyando is having in his....

    There is a decent crew out in Pheonix with a few good benchers. I know that Sidney Thoms is out there, she's gone 400+ in the masters devision and is great with the shirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzRockytop View Post
    I just got a slingshot and did an ME session with it. I'm normally completely raw, and I have to admit my ego is pretty happy about the kind of weight I can move with that thing. My question is could I expect about the same difference (80 pounds first try) with something like a single-ply shirt?
    I do not have any experience with bench shirts, but I have used the SlingShot and have used other equipment for deadlift/squat. I would say that a slingshot is similar to knee wraps in that it is easy to learn, but a suit (or bench shirt) will require you to change your form a bit in order to maximize the benefit from the equipment.

    If you get a loose suit/shirt it should be easier to learn - but will provide less carryover.
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    I get 250-300 out of my single ply Titan Super Katana. It's USAPL/IPF legal. Rob Luyando gets about the same from his single ply Overkill. The Overkill should be IPF legal, but Rudy hasn't paid the IPF their ransom for shirt approval. You will have to change your groove/bar path to use a shirt effectively. Training with experienced geared lifters is necessary to learn it. The shirt doesn't "give" you anything. You will definately have to earn it.
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    and here I was overjoyed about getting ~100lbs out of my F6. I think it may be time to move to a RageX or SK...
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    If you are already use to an F6, call Ken Anderson and he'll set you up with a SK. It doesn't get any better in single ply.
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