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samue1sonIconIs suited lifting pointless?15-09-2013 @ 21:05 
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This is a question, not a biased hate statement.

I'm not lying when I say that I didn't know suited lifting even existed, until I stumbled across Andy Bolton's suited videos last year.
I ALWAYS assumed that powerlifting was simply raw. I thought that belt and knee sleeves meant non-raw. I know.., na´ve.

But seriously; does lifting in multi-ply contribute toward your non multi-ply lifting? If so, then I see the point. If not, then I genuinely feel (probably risking flaming from many of you) that it's simply a cheating man's game.

I did submission wrestling; which is effectively jujitsu without a gi. Doing both though could contribute to a total jujitsu game.
Is it the same with suits? I'm assuming bench-shirts fall in the same category.

Without knowing how or why people use them, I feel dumbfounded because I assume you can either lift or you can't.

No trolling.


Thanks,

Will.
Tom_MartinIcon...15-09-2013 @ 21:07 
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Read the title, replying with "yes"
FatpeteIcon...15-09-2013 @ 21:09 
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No. It's a lot of fun.
unit94Icon...15-09-2013 @ 21:09 
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Post Edited: 15.09.2013 @ 21:09 PM by unit94
Yes, it exists solely to stroke the ego.
SamthepigmanIcon...15-09-2013 @ 21:10 
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ive never understood the point of them either.

what you can lift is what you can lift.

if you want help, use a forklift.
JamieGIcon...15-09-2013 @ 21:10 
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I was going to simply quote Toms answer then Petes answer changed my mind.

Doesn't appeal to me but it's only as pointless as any other hobby.
Ben_FIcon...15-09-2013 @ 21:11 
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I say "yes".
FatpeteIcon...15-09-2013 @ 21:11 
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unit94 said:Yes, it exists solely to stroke the ego.


And does pole vaulting exist to stroke the ego of high jumpers by allowing them to "cheat" and go higher ?
Tom_MartinIcon...15-09-2013 @ 21:11 
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Fatpete said:No. It's a lot of fun.


I hadn't considered that some will find it to be a lot of fun.


If you find it fun, that's a good reason to do it.
samue1sonIcon...15-09-2013 @ 21:13 
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Fatpete said:
And does pole vaulting exist to stroke the ego of high jumpers by allowing them to "cheat" and go higher ?


I thought that was a great point and I see where you are going but then, they are two different sports aren't they. Is multi-ply powerlifting, or is it simply multi-ply as a separate sport?
JohnGymIcon...15-09-2013 @ 21:16 
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Post Edited: 15.09.2013 @ 21:16 PM by JohnGym
Fatpete said:No. It's a lot of fun.


I tried a shirted bench once Pete. Finished the session with bruises, scratches and cuts all over my upper arms.
I found it to be lacking in fun. Plenty painful though.

It seems pointless to me, though lots of people seem to enjoy it which is, as mentioned, a good enough reason for them to do it.
Ben_FIcon...15-09-2013 @ 21:17 
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Fatpete said:
And does pole vaulting exist to stroke the ego of high jumpers by allowing them to "cheat" and go higher ?


I think the cheating came into it when they started using a bendy pole!
JabbaIcon...15-09-2013 @ 21:19 
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Fatpete said:No. It's a lot of fun.


If having 3 men wrestle you into a suit in which you can hardly breathe and having your knees bound so tightly that they bruise is fun then I shudder to think what you have Girl Number One do to you.
Ben_FIcon...15-09-2013 @ 21:20 
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Tom_Martin said:
Fatpete said:No. It's a lot of fun.


I hadn't considered that some will find it to be a lot of fun.


If you find it fun, that's a good reason to do it.


True. Each to their own. IPF equipped doesn't look too bad but I'd much rather watch/participate in "Classic" lifting.
DanIcon...15-09-2013 @ 21:25 
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Fatpete said:
And does pole vaulting exist to stroke the ego of high jumpers by allowing them to "cheat" and go higher ?


Definitely yes, but watching females do it also qualifies as "fun".

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