Bench shirts, squat suits and deadlift suits (DL suits) are used by powerlifters all over the world to push more weight! Powerlifters estimate that these uniforms can add upwards of 50 pounds to their max!
Powerlifting uniforms like these also help keep lifters safe. The uniforms are meant to fit extremely snug to compress the body and keep the hips in the right alignment. These suits can provide the support needed to lift more weight more safely. Here, we’ll go over a few of House Of Pain’s powerlifting offerings and help you know the difference between these special uniforms.
Squat suits look like a one-piece singlet, but they have a unique construction that makes them one of a kind. They can be double or triple-ply with very sturdy seams and put together with a variety of materials that are meant to do one thing and one thing only – create an uncomfortably tight fit.
These sturdy suits must be able to withstand tremendous force. In the event of a blow-out, or when an old, damaged suit splits or tears during a lift, the lifter can experience a sudden lack of support and it can really throw them for a loop. This often results in a loss of concentration and can lead to injury, so it’s important to inspect your squat suit on a fairly regular basis to make sure that there are no obvious signs of wear.
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These specialized lifting shirts can be made out of either polyester, denim or canvas and come in varying thickness. There are different rules and regulations within the powerlifting federations that dictate what is and what isn’t acceptable for lifters.
For example, the 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation states that the only supportive equipment lifters can use is a leather belt while the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) allows support shirts of only single ply material.
With the use of a bench shirt, lifters are able to push more weight because of the added support. Start lifting more today by checking out House Of Pain’s bench shirts!
Deadlift suits have numerous benefits. They can help you lift more weight safer. Many people find that they are able to train heaver, harder and with more intensity week in and week out with the assistance of a deadlift suit.
Anyone who is serious about deadlifting, you’re going to need a deadlift suit. This is especially true if you are training for competition. One thing to think about is your competitors. If everyone else competing against you is using a deadlift suit and is accustomed to using one, then you also need to wear one, and it helps to feel comfortable wearing one, which means you need to get used to wearing one in the gym.
On the other hand, deadlift suits aren’t to be worn 100% of the time when training. Some lifters have reported that wearing DL suits too often can throw off their groove when lifting RAW. The best thing to do (and considering their extra tight fit) is to wear them on occasion when you’re months away from a competition, and wear them all the time just prior to a competition. The few days leading up to a competition, you should be wearing a deadlift suit every time you lift.
The key is to find a DL suit that is customized to your body size, type and weight. A wrong fit could limit your range of motion, making it difficult to get your hips under bar. We offer customized fits for all shapes and sizes. Don’t wear your squat suit backwards, get a proper, custom-fitted deadlift suits today from House Of Pain where you’ll find all the powerlifting gear you need.