I just started powerlifting about a year and a half ago, and I was hoping someone could answer a few questions about squat suits. Before I ask my questions, let me give you a little background information. I started powerlifting in 2010 and entered my first competition (USAPL) last July. I weighed 145 pounds, competed raw, and squatted 275, benched 242, and deadlifted 335. Now, almost a year later, I weigh about 160 and have the follow gym lifts (just a belt):
squat 315 x3
bench 265 x1
deadlift 335 (my deadlift hasn’t gone up but I switched styles, from conventional to sumo, and it took awhile for my sumo to match my conventional.)
I just bought a squat suit (Inzer TRX) and need some direction. My questions:
Is a squat suit supposed to leave welts? My thighs are torn to shit after just using it for one day.
I plan on competing again in July, and using a Korte 3x3 program to get me there. When should I incorporate my suit into training? The entire 8 weeks? The last 4?
Many thanks in advance for any advice!