March 8, 2009
Getting the APT APEX Single-Ply Bench Shirt On:
· Upon receiving shirt, the strength of the material was a bit intimidating. At first sight, you would think there is no way to get this shirt on by yourself. Although the back of the shirt is stretchy, I was still a bit skeptical.
· At the gym, we gave the shirt to Sammie to put on by himself. Before we got to him to help, he had the shirt on! We've tried the Rage and Rage X by Inzer, and it took at least two people to get the shirt on the user with the properly fitted shirt. This was a properly fitted shirt, and he got it on by himself in less than 30 seconds (as the video shows).
Using the APT APEX Single-Ply Bench Shirt:
· To our amazement, we didn't have to set the shirt ("jack", as everyone calls it). The shirt slid into place by itself.
· When asked his initial thought on comfort, Sammie responded, "I wasn't cut up immediately putting it on."
· It was astonishing how much movement he had in such a strong shirt.
· Sam's initial max weight raw was extremely light to him and was more than he maxed with the EHPHD Blast with much more support throughout his range of motion.
· The shirt didn't show much stretch or give, just outstanding support.
· When moving up in weight, the shirt showed more support with yet extreme comfort.
· When extending to the lockout, he wasn't restricted by a stiff back.
· The arm, and mainly tricep, support was more comfortable and not uneasy to leave the shirt on.
· The shirt is unlike most poly shirts - leaving it on, you don't get overheated. It breathes very well.
Taking off the ATP APEX Single-Ply Bench Shirt:
· When Sam was done with his sets for the day, he took the shirt off unassisted (again, as the video will show). With just a few tugs of the arms, amazingly, the shirt slid off like a t-shirt.
We just started using these shirts, and overall, the shirt has shown to live up to its claim. We have been using all of Inzer's shirts, and this one shirt has convinced us to switch to APT. We are currently looking forward to getting into the double- and triple-ply shirts. If the double and triples are anything stronger and comfortable, this will bring a new meaning to poly bench shirts.
Thank you again,
Steve Bly, Jr.