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    Why lift equipped?

    I can't for the life of me figure out why this even exists. Why the **** would I care how much your shirt can bench press? Fill me in powerlifters.

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    It's a different sport. Think of it like drag racing. Raw lifting is street cars, Raw w/ wraps is slicks, and multi-ply is funny cars.

    Lifting in gear is hard and using gear is a sport in and of itself. If you lose the groove at all in gear - you're in for a world of hurt. Raw lifting is much more forgiving technique wise.

    That said, I'm still a much bigger fan of raw lifting.
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    They don't compete against raw lifters. And until you put a shirt on and try and bench with it, don't talk shit. It's hard af.
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    Rest in Peace Robot Lord. First round of Natty Boh is on me when I make it up there with you brother.

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    Agreed. Competition is not just lifting heavy weight with buddies. It’s a lifetime(or years) if learning,training,goal setting, and involves all kinds of additions. A 1 lb gain can take takes months but it can mean beating a WR.



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    Because it’s awesome to say you bench 1,000 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PillarofBalance View Post
    They don't compete against raw lifters. And until you put a shirt on and try and bench with it, don't talk shit. It's hard af.
    I thought you were going to die multiple (or is it multi-ply) times when you were benching in the jean jacket shirt with the Metallica patch on it lmao
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    Quote Originally Posted by DieYoungStrong View Post
    I thought you were going to die multiple (or is it multi-ply) times when you were benching in the jean jacket shirt with the Metallica patch on it lmao

    wut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jin View Post
    Because it’s awesome to say you bench 1,000 pounds.
    I personally know the first guy to do just that. Just holding that kind of weight is bone crushing. I was in awe watching someone in my weight and age class bench almost 100 lbs more then me at a meet. This 1010 lb bencher put his arm around me and said, "You'd crush that with a shirt, no problem"
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    Quote Originally Posted by snake View Post
    I personally know the first guy to do just that. Just holding that kind of weight is bone crushing. I was in awe watching someone in my weight and age class bench almost 100 lbs more then me at a meet. This 1010 lb bencher put his arm around me and said, "You'd crush that with a shirt, no problem"
    Me too. And we both know he has neurological damage from doing it lol...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadawg View Post
    I can't for the life of me figure out why this even exists. Why the **** would I care how much your shirt can bench press? Fill me in powerlifters.
    It's not for everyone G. There are even divisions within that division. Single-ply, Double-ply, I think they may even have a Double-ply denim. I tried a single ply shirt and found it's not for me. Shirts seem to favor guys with strong triceps. If you have lockout problems, the shirt, even with a wide grip is not going to do much.

    If you commit to equipped competitions, you will probably go all in. That includes not only a bench shirt but a power/ squatting suit, dead lifting suit, erector shirt and grooved briefs. The question is when does it end and how much is really you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron1 View Post
    wut

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    Mostly a joke, but some older fashioned bench shirts were made from denim. Pillar started playing around with one that was kicking around our gym. After a few sessions when he started adding stupid weight to the bar, he lost the groove a few times and had some scary near death experiences lmao. I've never been so scared spotting someone haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DieYoungStrong View Post
    I thought you were going to die multiple (or is it multi-ply) times when you were benching in the jean jacket shirt with the Metallica patch on it lmao
    That denim shirt had zero forgiveness. What's ****ed up is the closer I came to eating the bar the more I wanted to do it!
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