maybe get a set of squat briefs? They will help the ol hips from feeling beat up while squatting. If you wear briefs without a belt they keep everything nice and tight but don’t give huge carryover. If you belt up and do get loads over carryover then you just have to do a set or two more for accessory work to make up for the lesser hip usage while using the briefs.
Yeah you are only 20 but guess what. you don’t stay 20 ha. Trust me when I say that when you are older and still kicking ass in the gym no one will give a fuck if you were raw or not… besides gym lifts don’t count for shit anyways right?? lol do what you gotta do to stay in the game for as long as possible… the fact is no one cares what you USED to lift… food for thought.[/quote]
care to explain the belt vs un-belted thing ?
not sure I understand why briefs would provide more support with a belt versus no belt .
sure, cause when they are unbelted they will more or less slide over your ass for each rep. They wont fall off but will allow you to move freely. When you belt up it holds them in place since the material doesn’t stretch all the energy you create when you squat is stored in the briefs, then it will assist you with the lift. I know I’m not articulating this well but it’s the best quick answer I can think of now. I have Metal pro briefs and an ACE Squatter. I can get waaaaay below parallel with them on without a belt. Throw a belt on and it takes weight to get to a box.
Have you ever squatted in briefs or a suit with the straps down?
O.K…I get it . I’ve been using Inzer Groove briefs since I started squatting again after hernia fix #2 . reason for using them is mainly groin protection . after poking around a bit on the Inzer and EFS sites , I see that the Grooves dont have the upwardly extending front and back panels like the Inzer Predator or Metal designs . thats why I wasnt getting what you were saying about the belt . with the Groove’s the belt doesnt wrap around any part of the brief . with the Predator design , the belt does wrap around the brief …just like a suit with straps down .
so on a related note …how long should a brief be expected to be used before stretching ?
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My Ace Suit and Pro briefs are nearly the same as brand new. They have stretched almost zero since I bought them. I squat in the pro briefs almost weekly for the past 2 years. I have to put them on cold or they are a pain in the ass to get on with a pump. I would highly recommend the pro briefs. Easy to learn in. They keep a very natural feel to the weights and give good support. Since they are 2 ply they leave little to now marks on me either when I peel them off. My single ply briefs make me look like a crack whore who was beaten by Bobby Brown… wicked bite marks.