Hey brother, never had a bench shirt on huh? stopping power is how much resistance the shirt provides. I lift in a single ply poly, but few years back bought a double denim and the shirt was tight, my few times using the shirt, the 400 lbs couldnt touch my chest. The experienced lifters all told me to pull the bar into my chest(YES I actually had to pull the bar to touch my chest-how weird is that) Well I could never get the bar to my chest but could lockout 100 lbs over my max, I stopped using that shirt , changed my outlook on gear and now lift with the least supportive gear -USAPL.
Salty- the “POP” people talk about is the stretched resistance in the shirt actually pops the weight off the chest.
Hope this helps.
Are you training with lifters that have experience with shirts? If so, go with the double denim.
Get an open back with the neck cut. If lifting with experienced lifters, the learning curve with denim is pretty easy to overcome. Denim provides great stopping power with a good “pop” out of the hole.
Ive always heard people talk about denim’s “stopping power.” What exactly does this mean? I mean it seems the weight is gonna stop when it hits your chest…[/quote]