I wear the Ace Pro briefs when I feel tore up and sore. They provide a ton of support in the groan area and hips. They force you to go very wide when squatting though. I think the technique thats needed to squat with those won’t help with raw squat. [/quote]
because of my antropometry my raw squat is fairly wide, i hope at the very least it will build some solid hip and hamstring mass[/quote]
Welcome to the dark side my friend.
As I’ve come to learn, squatting with more weight on your back is an excellent way to learn how to squat more weight. Although the thought of using a piece of polyester to exercise in is a hateful thought to many raw zealots, I am glad you are able to see past that. You will quickly understand the importance of upper back & trunk strength. The briefs are not a magic bullet; you will begin to gain an appreciation for the importance of form and the ability to deal with seemingly unmanageable weights on your back.
I think you made a wise decision with the Metal Vikings. Do you have a group to train with? Many times having people around who are familiar with equipment can help you learn and spot issues with your technique.[/quote]
i am training with a friend who competed for canada at the arnold’s, we get together to train every once in a while. I might get him to help me out. I am trying to get more people involved in strength sports at the gym i go to (strongman, powerlifting etc). I am looking forward to experimenting and seeing what gains i can get, plus it looks like it could be fun. You’ll never know till you try.