Hello all, I’m relatively new to geared powerlifting and had a few questions regarding the appropriate fit of a bench shirt. I went ahead and ordered a size 54 metal jack pro bench shirt but i think its too big, I’m able to slide the sleeves up my arms in less than a minute. According to the metal sizing chart, they recommend to select your size so that the arms are tight. I must have a weird build or something as my shoulders measure 54 inches around, my chest 44, my mid bicep 13 and my lower bicep 12 inches (#longarmproblems) I’m 6’1 and 200lbs with 16 inch flexed biceps.
I can bench around 315 raw and was able to touch that in my shirt. My question is obviously the sleeves are too loose, should I exchange the shirt for a smaller size? If I went strictly off the sizing chart that would put me in a size 46 or 48, would that fit my shoulders and chest? would that make touching weights impossible? Now before you go off and tear me a new one for having such skinny arms (when relaxed) my arms measure nearly 32 inches from shoulder to finger tip, a desirable trait in nfl offensive lineman but a curse for benching any kind of weight.
Would I be best suited to exchange the shirt for a size 52 or a 50? Any advice would be much appreciated.