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Re: Trouble getting a bench shirt on
Posted By: Jason Burnell In Response To: Trouble getting a bench shirt on (Jay Hadden)
Date: Tuesday, 18 April 2006, at 11:52 a.m.
In Response To: Trouble getting a bench shirt on (Jay Hadden)
There are a couple of options that my partners and I use:
1) Tiny arms. That works very well for me personally and my sleeves go up pretty well once they get past my forearms. Nature and my total lack of triceps has blessed me with what I like to call - "easy glide" upper arms.
2) Suit slippers. We use suit slippers like you would use for a squat suit.
The sleeves on a Rage/RageX are tight for most people. We have the lifter hold onto the uprights of a power cage. The first thing I like to do is to make sure the shirt is on straight and the sleeve seams are where I want them. Then I start working them up the arm.
It can be slow work on a guy blessed with biceps and triceps. I use the Atlas Fitting Gloves on the Inzer site. I grip the lifters arm like I'm holding a cup and slide the material up as far as I can. Then I pinch the wrinkles/folds in the fabric and pull up on that a bit at a time.
Once we get the sleeves up pretty far, I'll sit the guy on a bench and have him hold the bar and work it up some more. Usually, I'll slide one hand inside the shirt by his neck - reaching into the chest/shoulder/sleeve area and work the material up from inside. (repeat with other side too)
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