OK I am posting this here because everyone on here seems to mature unlike other boards and I don't have time to waiste with bullshit trolling. I have read time and time again about guys not being able to touch in an Overkill and blaming the shirt.
First off if you can't touch in an Overkill your not going to be able to touch in any other shirt that is made with the same tightness and quality. I have used more then my share of shirts of the years and have tried brands that I never went public with in the past due to my diferent sponsorships.
Overkill shirts are made to the person that order's the shirts measurements And most generally unless you ask for a loose shirt they are going to be manly tight. So if your a pussy and can't handle a tight shirt i strongly suggest your specify that fact when you order the shirt.
If your having trouble touching there can be many reasons :
1- your jacking the collar down way to far
2- your technique sucks
3- you are training with guys that are clueless about talking you through a lift
4- your to bull headed to listen to the guys talking your through the lift
5- your not spending enough time in the shirt
Those are just a few things that come to my mind for starters.
Regaurdless what shirt you wear you need to dial in your technique full range before you start relying on boards. Boards are a great tool for dialing in your weaknesses.
If you want it to be easy to touch wear a loose shirt. Tight shirts are harder to touch in but not impossible. I find the harder to touch in a tight shirt the more the shirt is going to perform.
Bar speed is also crucial. If you bring the bar down 9 times out of 10 the shirt is going to lock up bigger then shit. I'm not saying to suicide dive with the bar like Paul Key does with his band training. Bring the bar down as fast as possible but in a controlled manner. Drive your heals and meat the bar with your stomach. Wetting the shirt down will help some but it still requires a great deal of technique and mental toughness.
I train with guys with a great variety of exsperience and lack of exserience. Every one of them can touch in there Overkill shirt. I have guys travel from all over to train with me to learn the shirt. When they get to my gym they say they can't touch. They leave my gym after touching with weights a lot lighter then they dreamed of.
If you can't touch I suggest finding a gym with exsperienced lifters that can talk you through a lift. Big Iron talks Justin Graalfs into touching with his Overkill. Westside has Travis Bell touching with his Overkill. Detroit Barbell has Tim Hensley touching in his Overkill. Jeff Johnson and several other Michigan lifters are touching with there Overkill. Jake Prazek has a large team of guys all touching with there Overkill. These are just a few well known teams out there. Don't blame the shirt blame yourself.