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2003/11/19 00:55:27 (permalink)

Suits - I'm confused

Okay, Christmas is approaching and my GF wants me to give her some ideas. Well, as I'm getting ready to go to my first meet, a deadlift suit might be a good idea. Now, I looked at Inzer stuff and they have two styles of affordable suits, the champion and Z-type. Now, what are the differences in built? What suit would fit me best considering I squat with a very wide stance and deadlift sumo? And is picking a suit a size smaller for meets is a good idea, like you would with a shirt?

Also, what are some other good companies that make suits? Or is Inzer the leading company out there for affordable stuff?
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    RE: Suits - I'm confused 2003/11/19 02:07:05 (permalink)
    I recently bought some kit from Inzer after having a look around the internet and various other lifting forums... In the end I bought a number of pieces of kit, including a z-suit.

    So far as I can tell, Inzer appear to be the best brand in this market, although they are by no means the only company selling kit. (Try Titan as an alternative)

    I've never tried the Champion suit, but the information I have on it is that it is supposed to be less effective than the z-suit, but that possibly depends on your style of lifting. The Champion suit is apparently better at providing support and stability while the z-suit is apparently better at firing you out of the hole. However, if you have a comparitively weak back, you might find you get better increases in poundage with the champion suit.

    I've never competed and I'm quite new to all the kit so my £0.02 worth might not be that useful... Taking that in mind, I recommend that you do not (under any circumstances, even if it seems like a good idea at the time, even if someone else tells you they know a guy who did it, even if you get a huge discount on the suit if you do) order a z-suit a size too small for any reason. Ever. At all. Period. The z-suit which I ordered with my exact measurements is mind-bogglingly tight. I seriously feel at risk of amputating both my legs when I use it. My current theory with the z-suit it that it hurts so much when you reach depth that there is no way on earth that you are going to spend any time longer there than is physically necessary, causing you to hit the lift harder than you have ever done in your life. A great piece of kit.
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    RE: Suits - I'm confused 2003/11/19 03:31:57 (permalink)
    Thanks for the info and especially the tip on not buying a small too small... I was tempted to do so in order to get more stability but I don't know squat about gear so I'll just go the safe way.

    When do you plan to compete?

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    RE: Suits - I'm confused 2003/11/19 14:35:25 (permalink)
    Try the suit on without talc first, in the unlikely event that you want to send it back and get a smaller one, or the highly likely event that you want to send it back for a bigger one... (Resist that temptation too - You should fit into it eventually).

    I'm not sure when I'm gonna start competing... My problem is partly that I dunno where to compete (living in the UK, training in a student gym makes these things less accesible) and partly because I've been stuck in education for far too long where I couldn't train as often or as well as I wish I could, so I'm having to play catch-up with other people my age/weight and I want to be able to lift more than I do now before I start. (19 yo, 158lb - 440lb squat, 264lb bench, 484lb d/l lifting raw except for a belt. I've got a lot of work to do...)
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    RE: Suits - I'm confused 2003/11/19 16:58:48 (permalink)
    That's some nice numbers there, I wouldn't want to wait too long if I were you, the experience could be valuable nonetheless. It's better not to have to high expectations and do well than have serious toughts about victory and blow out.
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    RE: Suits - I'm confused 2003/11/20 01:05:54 (permalink)
    Thanks... I still have the problem of not really being able to find any meets in the UK (powerlifting is a lot less popular here than in North America). I also have a serious dislike of losing i.e. coming less than first, but I should be able to get over that sometime soon (If I'm doing all this training, I might as well compete...)

    btw. Do you (or anyone else on MT) know the difference between a squat suit and a d/l suit and how important a d/l suit is for competition?
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