I was at the gym and overheard someone suggesting wearing plastic soccer shinguards like these under deadlift socks to help protect the shins. (https://www.nike.com/t/mercurial-lite-soccer-shin-guards-sQBtPc)
To be fair, the guy’s shins were pretty cut up. But, what I was wondering if that would be legal in a meet (either raw or equipped)? They certainty aren’t “equipment” in the way that term is usually used (assisting the muscles). But there is perhaps an argument that they’d decrease friction as the bar comes up the legs? Maybe?
Anyway, just curious as to whether this would be allowable in a meet scenario or only for training.