I know we have the wonderful PL Gear Guide threads but the aim of this thread would be for Strongmen & Women to discuss the gear they use either in or out of competition as well as their preferences.
Ie; Not only I bought Suit X and it's great because It increased my squat by 100lbs but...
I prefer Suit X for this reason and that event. Also whenever I do Y event I always wear Z gear because it helps me do .....
NB: I am looking for a guide to the rules of IFSA competitions as I heard that you cant wear the Neoprene back supports under belts anymore? (Hopefully this isn't the case).
ASIDE: There's a great comp going in August. It's the International Strongest Man of Switzerland. It's called International to allow for many more participants (outside of Switzerland) and is held in Zurich on August 15th-16th.
Switzerland is awesome in the Summer so it could make for great holidays
There's A "Newcomer" Cup and the Normal Full Scale Comp.
Newcomer Cup Events:
Loglift - Maximum
Farmers Walk - 100kg - 30 Metre course
Conan Weel - 270kg
Tire Flips - 300kg
Normal Cup Events:
Log Lift - Maximum
"Stones of Strength" - No idea what those are.
Wheel Flip - 6 x 350kg
Conan Wheel - 360kg
Hercules Hold - 2 Cars 1 Tonne
Loading - Barell/Sandbags/Stones
For Poundages multiply by 2.2
ie, 1 kg = 2.2 lbs
For more Info check out:
and to sign up for the newcomer cup: