Geared or raw lifting? Why?

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It depends what your goal is.

If your goal is to compete, then train like you’ll compete.

If your goal is general fitness in power lifting/olympic lifting, why not ? deadlift straps are the obvious example. the deadlift is great for building leg strength, posterior chain, etc. but what’s the first point of failure - usually grip strength. so why not overcome grip strength to work on that sick back you’ve always wanted.


Two totally different types of lifting. I've owned squat suits and bench shirts. Wasn't for me. The movements are different, you almost always need a crew to train with, and the pressure while lifting in a shirt or suit is crazy likely due to the increased load.

If you have a local crew that trains geared, give it a go.

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