Just wondering on some minor things, like wrist and knee wraps, if the brand really matters much. I was hoping someone would have been at the meet I was helping out with, but the guy there only sold illegal suits and other miscellaneous bs.
I noticed on elitefts they have some Metal wraps and bands, along with pretty much the rest of the line of gear.
Currently I train with the following equipment:
So, I think that knee wraps will be somewhat important soon, as my partner says that they can be painful at first, and it's better to learn to train with them sooner rather than later. Wrist wraps aren't expensive, and I figure if I start benching more, I may get soreness. I did at some point in the past on HST, so I'd rather have them in case I need them, than not.
I don't know what else I'd need for now. I'm in no big rush, as I don't plan on competing at least for 3-6 months minimum, and then I'd have to check if there is a local meet.
I know we've had equipment discussions before but they are sorta all over the place.
I don't know if I'll get a belt or not. I probably will break down eventually, or see if it's THAT critical. I'm guessing when I seriously start taxing myself, I may start to want to use one if it helps with my totals. So far I've always trained raw and been perfectly content to do so. I may even contemplate my first comp completely raw, but not sure if that would garner more respect, or be viewed as condescension, so I guess I'll have to see how much of a disadvantage I'd be at without the gear.
Some guys could barely walk, and had their hands parallel with their shoulders half the day with their suits and shirts on. Funny to watch but I realize it's part of the sport.