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Dead vs. Squat Suit


#1

I've been using my squat suit to pull with. It helps, but I am considering getting a deadlift suit. Wondering what everyone else is using and your opinion. I have been told by some to get a deadlift suit, while others tell me not to waste my money.

What does everyone think and what suit would you recommend?


#2

First post? Cool. What are your numbers? What is your training like? How long been training? These are some of the questions I know that the more experienced guys and gals on here are going to ask you.

My opinion? I lift raw, but am a relative newbie to the sport… so I don’t think my opinion matters much, and I don’t have the experience in any suits…


#3

I know a lot of top notch pullers in the single ply divisions really like the Metal IPF deadlifters. I think previously they were more interchangeable. That is about all I can chime in. I am savin’ my pennies for a Viking.


#4

To answer the newbie questions…330 bench raw (405 comp best single ply), 475 pull (single ply) and 405 (both raw and single ply), at a wgt. of 190 lbs. I’ve been lifting for some time just for activity and martial arts, but was sucked into PL when I was at the Arnold Classic and saw Andy Bolton pulling the floor up. Can’t think of a better sport for anyone to participate in. I really have fun and have met some of the best people.

On the dead suit issue, I was considering getting a Metal. I was hoping those people who use both a squat and dead suit would be able to tell me there is really a difference in them.


#5

[quote]roboD wrote:
To answer the newbie questions…330 bench raw (405 comp best single ply), 475 pull (single ply) and 405 (both raw and single ply), at a wgt. of 190 lbs. I’ve been lifting for some time just for activity and martial arts, but was sucked into PL when I was at the Arnold Classic and saw Andy Bolton pulling the floor up. Can’t think of a better sport for anyone to participate in. I really have fun and have met some of the best people.

On the dead suit issue, I was considering getting a Metal. I was hoping those people who use both a squat and dead suit would be able to tell me there is really a difference in them. [/quote]

Have you asked over in Strength Sports? There are stickies at the top of that forum discussing equipment and you will probably have a wider audience…


#6

Nope sure didn’t, but that certainly makes sense. Thanks soldog