I am not planning on competing in powerlfiting competitions, do I need to worry about the gear? My main concern is the groove briefs. I have strained my hip flexors a couple of times, and I read that groove briefs might help protect my hips. But I was also advised by a guy who lifts in USAPL that I really don't need them as the briefs will do the lifting, rather than the muscles in my hips. Bearing in mind that I'm not looking to go super heavy, should I consider them? And if so, which ones should I be looking at to protect my hips?