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437: Geared vs. Raw Powerlifting – Some Research

Posted by John Bosse on

  People argue all the time whether or not raw powerlifters should ever lift in supportive powerlifting gear or knee wraps. Will this prevent them from ever being able PR when lifting raw or will it actually create more overload allowing them to progress their raw lifts faster. I think the questions are still up for debate, but let’s review and discuss a 2012 research study on the topic. John always reviews the full-text of every article, but you may view the free abstract by clicking here: .

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