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What do you wear to lift/ does it make a difference?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by christiancore, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. i was gonna put this in gear/equipment, but i think it belongs in here.

    I see a few guys at my gym wearing those weight cutting outfits to lift in and a few other bundled up like Rocky. i usually work out in shorts and a sleeveless shirt.

    What do you guys wear to lift, why?
     
  2. Zerocrew1984 Banned Banned

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    most important thing to me is if i have my oly shoes. other that that, it does not matter what im wearing.
     
  3. Donut62 Black Belt

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    Usually a long sleeve t-shirt and shorts with a pair of compression shorts underneath. I don't think anyone would be lifting in a sauna suit unless they have to cut weight. That would be god awful. On squat/dead days I also bring my oly shoes and knee sleeves.
     
  4. do the oly shoes make a big diff? i'm assuming olympic. i wear out on my asics cross trainers. i love 'em. should i invest in some lifting shoes?
     
  5. ChaseT. Banned Banned

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    What is your squat PR and what would you like it to be?
     
  6. takeahnase watching the swarm

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    They are good for the oly movements and deep squats.
     
  7. confession time. you know those guys you all make fun of in the other threads? that's me up until a couple months ago. due to a back injury i have been scared to due leg/back workouts for a few years, but i'm trying to correct that.

    my squat = shit. maybe 200 lbs. i don't even know what i want it to be. my bench is 275, i'm 5'11" and 198 if that gives you an estimate of what it should be.
     
  8. enright3060 Brown Belt

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    Read this -

    http://www.exrx.net/WeightTraining/Weightlifting/WeightliftingShoes.html -

     
  9. Zerocrew1984 Banned Banned

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    oly shoes really helped my bench
     
  10. edit for ignorance
     
  11. thethirddiaz vas a morir

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    He was being serious.
     
  12. wow. thanks man. i'll invest in some quick. i really appreciate that.

    btw everyone. i also use gloves. i have for so long it's a mental thing now. i get pissy as hell if i forget them. but i did stop using the pussy pad for squats. (i did see someone using this for bench yesterday)
     
  13. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    *giggles*

    For me, shorts or sweat pants, hoodie till it gets too hot, t-shirt, and footwear appopriate to the lifts I am doing that day.
     
  14. explain?
     
  15. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    So does this guy

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  16. Donut62 Black Belt

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    He is being serious. They helped me a lot too. Fatty uses them as well I believe. The heel lift lets you arch and drive harder while keeping your foot flat on the floor making it a legal lift.
     
  17. enright3060 Brown Belt

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    Zero is not joking. Oly shoes are great for benching. When you incorporate leg drive in the bench, you want a stable surface to push your heels through the ground (as discussed in the article I posted above).


    Before you drop some money on oly shoes, pick up a pair of Chucks or indoor soccer shoes. You will notice an immediate difference on squats and dls.
     
  18. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    *stops giggling*
     
  19. enright3060 Brown Belt

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    Misses would not know - the last time he benched it was 2006.
     
  20. very cool. i already own a pair of sambas (best shoe ever) i'm about to go workout now, i'll try it.

    sorry Zero - thought i was getting reemed. the OT has jaded me.
     

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