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…