I'm new to training westside style. I usually concentrate on the Olympic lifts. However after reading about the style for a couple of years I finally bit the bullet and bougth a couple of the videos (Reactive strength and Special Strength) and some mini and average bands. Anyway, getting to my question on the Special strength video the guys are heavy box squating with belts on and sqats suits/shorts on (not over the shoulders). Louie mentions that athletes should be using the shorts for trianing as to protect the hips/groin. I was wondering if those of you here on 'westside' train with them on, or train raw? And the benefits of them.
Hope it makes sense.