Hi there powerlifters, every once in a while I will help a newbie powerlifter into a shirt or suit and I always hear the same shit.
“I think that they sent me the wrong size”
“there is no way that I can bench in that”
I just want to set the record straight, I am a competitor in the USAPL and have realized through the years that you MUST max you gear in any federation to see ultimate results, within limitations. Anyone who has ever gotten out of the grove benching and bombed a meet knows exactly what I am talking about.
I wear a Rage and it leaves me bloody, at least any good bench session.
I have seen guys try double demin and drop the weight right on their throat.
I have seen guys launch the bar so fast and far forward that they had 500lbs land on their hips.
I have also seen lifters wear a squat suit for the first time, flip the weight off their back, almost more impressive than actualy squatting it.
Deadlifters NOT be able to reach the bar!!
I just want to know some other crazy stories about lifters who try gear for the first time.
If you can add any crazy stories about yourself or others, I get a kick out of this.