It’s hard to say without seeing you in action in the suit. However, my hunch is that it is not too much suit if you using the stock sizing. Elite/Metal- like all the gear dealers- tends to err on the side of caution on it’s sizing charts. A true gear whore usually needs to go a size or two smaller than the chart. I have used an Ace for a couple years. Mine is snug- but not crazy tight- I can get it up and seated over a pair of briefs in about 5 minutes. Consider the following. Here are my approximate required-to-hit-parallel weights in the suit:
Just the suit (no briefs), straps down- 400 (might be less- I couldn’t bring myself to put on suit bottoms to only squat three plates)
Straps up but loose- 550
With a pair of very tight Boss briefs, straps down- 650
W/briefs, loose straps- 720
W/briefs, kinda tight straps- 800+
Depending on how I set up, my gear can take a pretty wide range of weights. If you can squat 400+ with belt and wraps, this is probably not too much suit for you. The choice of briefs and strap adjustments make a huge difference.
What I will caution you about area few quirks that I’ve noticed on the suit. They are not deal-breakers. But like all suits, the Ace has some peculiarities
-The straps are thick- real thick. As such weights dont settle into you back the same way they would in most other suits. If you have problem with the bar rolling on your back, this may aggravate it. if youtrain straps down all the time and think you are going to just flip them up on meet day, you and the spotters may be in
for an exciting attempt.
-The legs are long compared to any other suit I’ve tried. This can be good and bad. It provides more stopping power than short legs. However, I think it also pins your hamstrings a little. For me the suit is awful for sumo pulls because of the legs. My old style Metal suit or my old Centurion is better for pulls.
-Mine comes up very low on the chest. Where stock Leviathans and Bosses usually come up pretty high on the torso (on short dudes and girls they can come up to the neck almost), it seems like the Ace is cut a little lower. This is also good/bad. It gives you more room to get your air (especially for a larger lifter). However, you don’t get that stiff torso support that canvases and some of the stiffer polys are known for.
Hope that helps.