APT APEX Powerlifting Bench Press Shirt Review By Powerlifter Chad McMullin
Powerlifter Chad McMullin tests and posts his review of the All New APT APEX Bench Press Shirt.
APT Pro Gear, here is my thoughts on your APEX Bench Press Shirt:
Got the shirt on a Friday, but was unable to test it until today. My first thought was just how easy it was to get on. Usually if a shirt is not much of a problem putting on, it may not be very effective. Well, that's not the case here. Chest plate was just right for me and the sleeves were just the right length and did not cut into my elbows like most shirts do.
Next thing I noticed was the neck line. As soon as I got it on, it fell perfectly into place. Did not have to do a lot of pulling down on the shirt and "setting it". I also like the way the back is cut low so you can really dig into the bench and get your arch just right.
After unracking the weight, also immediately you can really feel the shirt tighten up where you need it. Tons of support in the chest and back of the arms and a real nice groove as you come down with the weight. You don't have to fight to find the groove with the APEX. Its just very lifter friendly.
I am currently training for the APA bench nationals in May, so my real shirt training is still a few weeks off. Was not sure how I would do with max weight, so just worked up to 475x2, but I think if I had been farther along with my training cycle, 500+ would have been no problem.
Bottom line: the APEX is one of the best shirts I have ever used as well as one of the easiest to learn and use without having to go through several workouts to figure it out like you have to do with most shirts. I personally highly recommend it to any powerlifter that benches with a Bench Shirt. You definitely have a cutting edge shirt over the other competition, keep up the good work!!
APEX Bench Press Powerlifting Shirt APT Pro Gear Benchpress Shirt, SINGLE PLY (Click on the title for sizing)
APT Pro Gear APEX Bench Press Shirt.
The newest state of the art Bench Press Powerlifting shirt to date on the market. APT revolutionized the knee and wrist Wrap market and now we have perfected the Powerlifting Bench Press shirt. This is NOT a RageX or a Katana, this is an APT APEX Design
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The APT Pro Gear APEX Bench Shirt is the pinnacle of Powerlifting Bench Press shirt design
40" Chest to 56" Chest sizes are available NOW
A Fully Functional and a More aggressive forward sleeve and torso angle than any bench press shirt on the market to date. Real APT customers/powerlifters built and designed this shirt. No Games here, strict & Professional Grade right from APT Pro Gear for you the lifters. This is YOUR bench Press shirt, 18 months of design and testing.
APT Pro Gear's Unique sleeve configuration delivers more thrust with more ease for BIG benches at a world Record level.
The neck is thicker than any other, the neck has a far more effective low and contoured scoop.
The sleeves are much easier to get into compared to your "typical hard to get into sleeves of other bench shirts".
The back neck is scooped extremely low, the sleeve hems aren't bulky which makes the sleeve more comfortable.
It is a unique, cutting edge APEX Bench Shirt product different than any other on the market to date.
The straight cut sleeves and flexible back make it easy for you to put the shirt on and take it off. Tight sleeves aren't necessary in our shirt. The APEX Bench Press Shirt does what it's supposed to do,......let you bench BIG numbers with MAX support where you need it!!!!
The APEX Bench Press Shirt is great for Archers and Non-Archers.
One main key function of the APEX Bench Press Shirt is the ability for "lifter-manipulation" with the placement of the collar and also the sleeve placement on the arms. The sleeves can be pulled up or down, and the neck can be placed low, medium or high. That more than anything changes the area of the "bubble" of support on the torso. Pulling everything up places the bubble higher, and pulling everything down places the bubble low. You get the best of all worlds with one shirt.
Constructed and designed by APT Elite Powerlifting customers & sponsored lifters over 18 months and hand sewn by our APT Custom tailors using the finest sewing techniques, materials and craftsmanship. Super reinforced all the way around for flawless benches.
The low scooped collar puts the support between your shoulders where you need it to get the weight back up.
The back neck is scooped ultra low so your back can stick to the bench to help you arch with MAX upward power and movement.
APT's Custom tailors applied actual real reverse engineering with our own ideas and yours to come up with what we know as THE BEST BENCH PRESS SHIRT of its kind on the market to date.
Our single ply, closed back is within the rules of all single ply organizations.
Officially approved with WABDL, USPF, WNPF, SPF, NASA, APA, WPA, UPA, Canada's CPA, APF, AAPF, WPC, AWPC, Powerlifting Pride, SSA & more to come.
Sizing-Measure your chest under your arm pits and across your nipple line relaxed. If you measure at a partial inch increment, round up to the next EVEN NUMBERED inch and ADD 2 INCHES. This will be your shirt size. All shirts are made in 2 inch increments. So if you measure 47.5", round up to 48" and add 2 more inches and this would be a 50" shirt that you need to order.
Warranty-12 Month Warranty on APT's APEX Bench Press Powerlifting Shirt against Blowouts or failure. If you bench in this shirt other than trying it on for sizing and fit, no refunds or exchanges will be approved to include cutting the back open. When you get your shirt, try it on for fit, if you need to exchange your APEX Powerlifting Bench Press shirt we will exchange it for a new size IF: it is not soiled, not chalked, not benched in, not trained/competed in or smells and or in our opinion abused. Strict 30 day return from purchase date on exchanges for new sizing.
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