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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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    First Canvas Suit

    Hey Everyone

    I want to make the move from a poly suit to my first Canvas suit.

    I am thinking Inzer Leviathan or Overkill Hybrid. Currently I am using the same Overkill 2ply Poly to Sq and DL.

    Let me know what you guys think about which suit and any pointer I should know about sizing the first Suit.

    Currently I am using Metal Jack briefs but may consider an Overkill 2ply. Thanks

    Dan

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    I've used Frantz and Overkill, currently using both an overkill hybrid and an overkill 2-ply poly ( used to be 4 ply but was WAY too much for me) over Overkill 3-ply briefs.....

    Honestly, if you are new to canvas but are used to a tight poly it shouldn't be too hard to a change. The poly starts loading up earlier in the lift whereas the canvas loads more, but much later in the ROM.

    As with anything new, I'd order the Overkill a 1/2" big to accommodate learning the suit ( you can wear a canvas a little looser than a poly too) and just tighten it if you need to later..... way easier to tighten a suit than loosen it


    Regardless of which one you choose, good luck making the switch.
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    I wear a Leviathan and love it. I switched over to canvas from a super tight poly (metal ace) and have been hitting PR's ever since. In fact, I wore the same suit at 198 as I do now at 230 with no alterations and it still isn't super jacked. In general, i think canvas works better for people who squat upright and wide. People with more forward lean or a narrower stance tend to do better in poly. And lastly, your techinque has to be spot on with a canvas because there is not nearly as much give.
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