okay, I just have a little quirk with the bench shirts deal...
If you can't bench press the weight raw, why bother finding outside mechanical assistance pieces to help you move more weight?
Because, you know, if I hook up a pulley system to the back of my suv, and hook it onto a bar, I bet I could "squat" around 5,000 pounds. Granted, it's not me that's lifting 4,500 of those pounds, but it's going up, right?
That's a slightly retarded example, but if you bench press with a shirt that adds 300 lbs to your bench, then you can't bench that much, the shirt can.
And I understand it takes skill and practice to learn how to use powerlifting equipment properly, and some of it is for safety's sake, but I just don't get the bench shirt deal. What's next, a 30 ply shirt that enables you to bench 3,000 pounds, but you take the shirt off and you can only do 500?