I have been lifting in gear off and on for the past year, and as Brian suggested above, a slightly bigger SDP shirt is a good route for anyone new to gear. A tighter shirt makes the “bubble” or groove smaller and is there is a bigger margin of error to mis-groove the bench. You can always adjust by pinching or pulling the sleeves/triceps up or pulling the shirt collar lower as you become more experienced and comfortable in it.
The Inzer LUP is great for the beginner or experienced geared lifter as it is adjustable and can be tightened or loosened depending on your needs.
I love the Inzer Grippers as well. You can get lots of turns in and they give excellent rebound.
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A self-proclaimed former high school band nerd turned meathead nerd, Lisa has been coached and mentored by Brian Carroll using 10/20/Life principals for 3 years. She started CrossFiting in 2006 but gave that up after realizing all she wanted to do was squat, bench and deadlift heavy. She now competes as a raw and multi-ply powerlifter in the 114 and 123 weight classes. Lisa has All-Time top 10 totals in both raw and multi-ply in her respective weight classes with a raw pro total of 936 lbs at 114 and a pro 1118 lb multi-ply pro total at 123 and 1090 lb multi-ply total at 114. She is currently ranked the #1 female multi-ply lifter at 123, #2 at 114 multi-ply female and #3 raw with wraps. Lisa has a B.A. in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration, but hates politics and political debates. She is a mom of two, a firefighter wife and has worked as a full time litigation paralegal for almost 20 years.