I’ve never used a bench shirt before, but I plan to compete in IPF at the end of this year. It has been suggested that I should train in a shirt to get used to it.
I train alone most of the time, and I’ve been told that putting a shirt on requires help. Is there any point in getting a shirt a size or two too big so that I can maybe get it on myself?
Or is this wishful thinking?
I’m not too concerned about lifting the most amount of weight (strangely), I’m really just competing so that I have a concrete goal to shoot for - lose fat and get stronger by the date of comp.
Any recommendations on which shirt for IPF? I have weak triceps and delts and relatively strong pecs, but I am making a concerted effort to keep my elbows in a bit so that [eventually] I will have stronger delts and tris. I lift in a reasonably straight line as far as I can tell.
I haven’t been training long and I currently bench somewhere around 105kg (231lb) with a pause.
I mention all this because I am assuming that shirts are cut differently for different lifting styles and weight intended to be lifted, although I don’t really get this info looking at the websites of the people who make the shirts…