Im gonna get alotta shit for this but…
What’s the point of using gear? Why not just lift Raw and get more satisfaction from doing it yourself instead of the shirt or suit giving you those extra lbs. Ive just never seen the point.
Why do golfer’s use Big Bertha?
Why do Tennis players use new lighter/better rackets?
Why do hockey players use graphite sticks?
Why do [insert sport here] use [insert new equipment]?
And the similarity is what?
To play tennis you NEED a racket, to squat you need yourself, a barbell and plates, you don’t need a suit.
So no, it’s not the same thing.
Fine, what about sprinters and shoes? You don’t need shoes to sprint, yet there are special shoes just for sprinting.
Why use pads or helmets for football? They’re not necessary to play the game?
Why do baseball players wear gloves? You don’t need a glove to catch a ball. What’s the point?
Is it necessary for Olympic lifters to wear Olympic shoes? I don’t think so. I’ve weightlifted in my New Balance’s before.
I’ve armwrestled on my kitchen table for years; why do armwreslters need a special table?
Why use a chessboard for chess? Alexander Alekhine can play just fine without one.
Do skateboarders need pads and helmets? The kids down my block never use them?
I lifted weights for years before ever touching chalk. I guess that’s not necessary either.
If we looked hard enough, we could find several things not needed for any particular sport.