I qualified for the USAPL nationals in St.Louis and am thinking about buying a squat suit for the competition. Any recommendations? I am particularly concerned about durability, as I will want to train with it for a month or so before the competition because I have never used one before.
I am a naturally very narrow squatter who is trying to move his stance out. With a wider stance, I am having problems with getting stuck in the hole.
It appears that the big 3 are the Metal Viking, the Titan Centurion, and the Inzer Hardcore. I am leaning towards the Metal Viking, just because I heard on a message board that it is more durable and that the Inzer is only good for 2 or 3 lifts, then it loses its ‘pop’.
Finally, do I need to buy gear to assist me in putting it on (arm slippers, etc.)? I may be attending the meet solo so would have to put it on myself. Thanks for your help![/quote]
How did you qualify for nationals without a squat suit? Did you hit your QT raw? Just curious. Anyway, i’m not a big fan of the IPF metal gear at all. Especially for a narrow squatter. Keep in mind all three of the suits you listed are going to force you to take a bit wider of a stance. Of the three you listed, the hardcore is the easiest to use but provides the least support.
The centurian is a great all around suit but takes some getting used to, and I don’t recommend metal at all. the new centurian material is superior to the sinlge ply metal and the design is ten times better than the metal.
Personally if you want to preserve your narrow stance, I highly recommend the inzer fusion. It?s a deadlift suit but the legs are open which allows you to take a more natural stance. You still get plenty of pop from the hips out of it. as a fellow narrow stance squatter I think you would be happy with that pick. The new trx from inzer is the same suit with a bit more support in the legs.