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Old 08-16-2009, 06:02 PM   #1
Nick Hoffman
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Lifting suits

Why did someone invent a piece of clothing that allows you to be stronger with it, and why do they allow their use in competitions? Just doesn't make sense to me.

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Old 08-21-2009, 12:44 PM   #2
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Re: Lifting suits

I guess it is the same mentality of building a suit that allows swimmers to swim faster...

I think that at some point it becomes acceptable and then sometimes go out of favor again. See the new Oly changes regarding suits for swimmers.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:24 PM   #3
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Re: Lifting suits

Yeah, the powerlifting suits are so tight and restrictive that they can't even move around. I don't think it's possible to do a bodyweight squat while wearing one. You literally need the barbell to push you down into the hole. If you ever want to see something funny, try and find a video of a guy the size of a refrigerator trying to get into one of those suits! It's a team effort:-)
On a side note, I've considered making an Iron Cross shirt with reinforced armpits...
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:00 PM   #4
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Re: Lifting suits

Hahaha (WFS)
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