The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    Senior Member jtteg_x's Avatar
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    Metal IPF Squatter

    i ordered a regular size 48 metal ipf squatter from elitefitness and it was way too tight on my thighs. i can either exchange for a sz 50 or return it and go with a titan centurion ngx+ super when priscilla emails back size measurements.

    for those who used titan squat suits, was the sizing chart accurate or did u have the same problem as i did with my metal suit? i would really like to avoid custom tailoring as it takes weeks - months.

    heres my measurements if it matters:
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 193lb give or take a pound.
    largest part of thigh: 25.5" using loose string
    largest part of butt/hip: 39.5" using loose string
    waist: 36" (also my pant size for regular fit)

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    Just exchange it for the 50.
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    Dude, I have the same size, and my height and weight is listed below. I had tough time getting the legs seated (and still didn't have them high enough), but it's because the suit is so new. I just need to keep working with it to have it broken in better.

    I plan on gaining weight, so this size should work for you also... My legs measure around 25" also. You could exchange it, but you may get better results with the 48 in the long run.
    Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
    Raw PR's 425/340/534
    Goals for '10:
    Put on size and git Strong(er)
    Raw Goals: 450 Squat, 365 Bench, 570 Deadlift

    "Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate

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    Have you ever worn a suit before? They're meant to be ultra tight. If you can get it on by yourself then generally it's too small. Is somebody having to help you into it?

    I have a size 52 Metal Pro. I weigh 230lbs with 26-27" thighs and my suit is loose. Don't get me wrong, it's tight but I can get in it by myself. It'll leave bruises on my legs but it is too loose.
    What is elite?
    "Those who work the hardest often complain the least." -anonymous
    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    How did you determine it was way too tight? I have the same suit and it hurts like hell the first few times you use it, presuming you can even get it on.
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

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    i had a buddy help getting the bottom half on for minutes but it got too tight to the point where the seam on the left thigh was ripping. i didnt want to force it and damage it so i can still exchange it.

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    I actually double checked and I have a 50, not a 52. I wear some underarmor or similar spandex underneath it to get it on. Granted, I lift in the APF where you can do that but in practice it couldn't hurt you to try it. That or baby powder.
    What is elite?
    "Those who work the hardest often complain the least." -anonymous
    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    i sent it in for a sz 50 but ill def. give baby powder a try. thanks for the tip!

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    Also you can purchase suit slippers from most places that sell suits/briefs. They basically are slippery material(like the under armor or compression shorts) that kinda look like stockings. They go up your leg and help you slip the tight suit on. Then you pull them out and do your workout. They help a lot on tight poly's.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers View Post
    Also you can purchase suit slippers from most places that sell suits/briefs. They basically are slippery material(like the under armor or compression shorts) that kinda look like stockings. They go up your leg and help you slip the tight suit on. Then you pull them out and do your workout. They help a lot on tight poly's.
    Or, like Chris, you can wear your suit slippers to the club

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyBoy View Post
    Or, like Chris, you can wear your suit slippers to the club
    LOL!

    I use garbage bags to get my Champion suit on, at that cuts the circulation off on my legs a good portion. I think its a size 40 and I have 28" legs.

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