[quote]buckeye girl wrote:
I’d say he was 130 lbs, completely physically undeveloped, and aging, possibly, 40-50.
He was just small and weakly built, he put up 2 plates on either side.
I guess, we just have different styles of training or reasons for training, but I just don’t see the point at all.
I train to build my physique, not to yank nuts on how much I can put up…especially if it’s with a crutch.
I always just figured you don’t need a bench shirt unless it’s 400 plus, I guess I’m wrong.
Call me weak and physically undeveloped, but I’d kill to be putting up 225 in a shirt at that same weight…
I can’t get over how ridiculous this whole topic is. For a powerlifter, gear is not a “crutch”, but equipment worn for a sport. If you don’t like it, compete raw, or don’t pay any attention to powerlifting at all.
There is no magical weight that you must lift before you “need” gear.
And I find it hard to believe that there are people out there that have no interest in powerlifting but are stupid enough to waste so much time and money on gear just to lift more in the gym. (I would also be willing to bet that anyone who thinks that the average joe would get gear for that reason knows absolutely nothing about how much of a pain in the ass gear really is)
Unless the guy is your training partner, why do you care what he is benching, or how he is doing it? And, why do you care enough to post about it on an internet forum?? It sounds like you are just being incredibly immature. [/quote]
I took it as a SRC sort of deal, A guy couldn’t deal with that he had low numbers so he bought a shirt, with no intention of competeing so he wouldn’t look like a pussy. Which, in turn backfired.
I for one, see the hilarity in it.
P.S. No matter how weak you are if you plan on competeing in gear then GO FOR IT. If you’re using a bench shirt as an ego booster in the gym, and for no other reason it’s time for you to give up.