Thanks for all the advice in my last thread re: Competition Attempts.
I tried the one-size-too-big Z-suit on this morning. It is a little loose over the shoulders, but that is easily fixed. I can either grow bigger traps or have the straps taken in.
My first question relates to seating the crotch of the suit. Should I have the crotch firmly seated with the legs up as far as they will go, or should I try to get the legs down, given that they won’t ride up no matter where they sit?
I had a lot of trouble making depth with 180kg until I really yanked the legs up into place. Then I was making depth a little too easily (I thought). It’s hard to tell what to do because the suit is a little too big, and theoretically I should be able to make depth a little too easily in it.
My second question relates to what height to set the rack for competition? Specifically, will an IPF-sanctioned event use a standard Olympic bar or will they use a more rigid bar? How much of a ‘lip’ will the pins on the rack have? Or does this vary from venue to venue?
As I understand it, I have to nominate rack height at weigh-in, but I am a complete noob here. I’m guessing they don’t let you adjust rack height during the comp?
In the suit, I couldn’t unrack anything today without some assistance to get over the lip of the pins. The bar was still sitting below the lip when I stood up.