So, bought these. Yeah laugh about the price, fuckers. Here a guy sells me on them. I had a hard time deciding what size to get. My right calf is 16.5 inches. My left calf is 15.5 inches. (“if calves are larger than knee please substitute this measurement with your calf circumference”) Both my knees are 14 inches. So I got medium. You have to buy a 2-pack, unfortunately.
They were fairly easy to put on, especially because I was sliding them on over my high socks, not my sweaty hairy legs. Nowhere near as difficult as the guy in the vid (nb he says his are “two sizes too small”).
Either he tells the story, or I read it somewhere else: Russian lifters were using plastic bags and 2 helpers to put these on, so the IPF now requires you to put them on by yourself. If I do a meet in the near future, I’ll probably get a pair of smalls.
They helped a bit. I did go 5 lbs heavier than Sat even tho I don’t usually max after a day off. It’s not really a max because I’m still figuring things out. My knee hurt a little so I was trying to figure out the problem. Part of it is that I’m going down too slow, which makes me kind of lean to one side. I suspect I’ve been doing this for years, which, along with a twenty-year-old knee injury (torn acl & meniscus) is why one of my legs is bigger than the other. (Right thigh is an inch bigger too).
Squat: up to 345; 205-225×3
Sumo+avg: 4 sets, up to 275
Likely going to buy the following items for a garage gym. Right now, the plan is to get the rack, weights, and one bar. If I like the bar, I will buy another one, if not, then a different one, so that I can do 2 exercises superset style. Just gonna be doing squat, deadlift and btn press – no immediate plans to buy a bench until I get kicked out of the Y or, more likely, it closes because I’m the only person who lifts there. This way I can lift on Sundays and do 2x a days.
If you have any input, I’d be glad to hear it. I have Prime btw.
(no reviews but on other places their regular rack got good marks)
want one that’s 28 mm or so, not 30-31.
prob just one pair for deadlifting and then use a bunch of 35s like I do at the gym
for under the squat rack.
for to deadlift on (it’s the 4’x8′ one)
I am gonna check Lowes and local farm stores for horse stall/trailer mats btw.
Though I’m kinda unsure since I’m gonna have mostly 45s. Maybe I can get some kind of pegs to hang weights on the racks.
45 lb plate for $45 shipped is pretty damn good. Will start with about 500 lbs and maybe get more. Walmart is selling the CAP plates with the grip holes for $36 but reviews indicate that the quality control is absurd, like visibly different diameters and weight differences from like 39-48 lbs.
for deadlifts so I don’t fuck up my loc-tites
cool, now I can close all my open browser tabs with that stuff in it.