a little background then two quick questions; I’ve been competeing in PL for almost a year and have competed only in raw push pulls thus far. I just registered for my first full lift meet in august. I’m still lifting raw and under USAPL rules knee wraps, wrist wraps, and power belts are legal for use in Raw divisions.
- Knee wraps- I’v never used them before. Would you recomend I give em a try? If so, what style/brand would be best for getting used to knee wraps? I have Meatal Wrist wraps and like them 1 billion times more than other wrist wraps I’ve used.
2.) I own an inzer power lever belt. I’ve used it only a few times… never in competition. My problem/ complaint is i can never get the size just right and its a pain in the ass to change the size tighter and looser. I’m thinking of getting a traditional buckle belt. Along these lines, i use the belt seldom for when ever i do and push my stomach against it and am sqauting or DLing under max effort i feel like i’m going to bust a hernia in my lower abdominal area.
It does this even when i have the belt looser (don’t have this problem with no belt). Its very uncomfortable and the few times i “grinded through the pain” i ended up having to take a week or two off since it did feel like a hernia (went to the doc and everything, luckily it wasn’t a hernia, just a bad strain). Any ideas?
thanks in advance!