So I’m going to be competing in a powerlifting meet at the end of December. I’ve competed before but never using equipment. (Used knee wraps before, but it was a long time ago). I’m training westside and wondering how best to go about getting used to the bench shirt, squat suit, etc. because using that system you don’t do regular squat or regular bench presses. I was thinking of just starting to use the gear on max effor days the last three weeks before the meet. I’m not sure that’s the best way to do it though so I’m looking for any thoughts on how to go about getting used to the equipment.
On a related note, I managed a set of 6 with 280 the other day on bench. Any idea of what I should be good for on a single with a shirt?