I signed up for a powerlifting competition (IPF rules) after a 25 year layoff (no lie). I have about 4 weeks to go and am getting to don the gear. Back in my day we used 2 suits: one for squatting and deadlifting - usually a single ply singlet either borrowed from the club or ordered from one of the firms in the back of PL USA magazine; and a wrestling singlet for benching purchased from the local sporting goods store. You know, one of those red/blue reversible type deals.
I ordered an Inzer Z-suit which I was planning on using for both the DL and Squat, but I noticed that they also carry “Deadlift suits” and special suits for all 3 lifts.
Can I just get by with the one suit for DL and SQ? What’s the difference between today’s squat suits and deadlift suits?
Keep in mind, first meet after 25 years, so I am not going to be breaking any records, this is just going to be a “get back into the groove” meet.