Taking the plunge

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hoosegow
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Taking the plunge

Post by hoosegow » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:33 am

After being a die hard "raw" guy, I'm thinking about taking the plunge and buying a bench shirt and squat suit. I'm interested in those who have geared up have to say. Specifically (and remember I'd be a novice geared lifter):
What brand do you recommend and why?
Single ply or double ply?
Denim?

My general philosophy on buying struff is to not go cheap. Buy good equipment the first time so you can give a good effort at trying things. E.g. I didn't go buy an Academy mountain bike, I bought a Gary Fischer. I don't want something that is going to frustrate me nor do I want something that is not going to give me much benefit and so I am frustrated with the results.

Hey and has anyone heard from nygmen? He hasn't posted in a while.
Thanks TimD.

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:38 am

He was having endocrine issues (?) IIR, and more daddy time
He takes pms. I've been meaning...

I'm a raw lifter.
No denim

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Jungledoc » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:59 pm

I think g-man gets email notifications for entries in his journal discussion. I'll give him a bump there.
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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by robertscott » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:32 pm

yeah I miss that guy

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by nygmen » Mon May 14, 2012 2:44 pm

Ah thanks guys.

I'll be back more often soon. I'm just trying to get back to speed with Tax season done and falling into a routine with a 5 month old.

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Jungledoc » Mon May 14, 2012 4:38 pm

Almost old enough to start lifting with you!
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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Mon May 14, 2012 4:48 pm

score.

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Re: Taking the plunge

Post by xshawnxearthx » Mon May 14, 2012 7:24 pm

nygmen wrote:Ah thanks guys.

I'll be back more often soon. I'm just trying to get back to speed with Tax season done and falling into a routine with a 5 month old.
Welome to the club. I'm approaching my busy season and the wife and I have a 7 month old. If I don't make time to life, I go crazy.

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