Jeffrey Begue APT APEX Bench Shirt review
First off I was eager to see the sleeve allignment and design after reading about the looser construction. The shirt went on fairly easy but I immediately noticed that the shirt was not going to cover my stomach. I pulled it down as much as possible and tightened the belt down. As soon as I set into my arch, the shirt pulled through. This lead to me resetting the shirt and belt after every set. While resting, the shirt was 2 inches above my navel. While in my arch, 5 inches. If I positioned the belt higher, I would hit the belt on my attempt.
As far as support, let me say that I was floored. I am a creature of habit, I love the F6 and was sure that the APEX would be a great shirt but wanst sure it could out do the F6. I found that I had tremendous support and was able to nail the same weight, and in a few cases more than I could in the F6. The sleeve allignment was a little different to get used to but once I found the groove, I began to really like the pop I got out of the shirt. I never was able to hit the chest, large part to the belt and length.
Alan, I trust you more than anything. You have been so good to me and I am forever greatfull. I can tell you friend to friend that I would be very interested in seeing what I could do in the APEX if I were able to lengthen the shirt 8-10 inches. I know that you said that is not yet an option...when it is, let me know. I would be willing to pay for that. Every organization worth a damn wont let you have a shirt with any alterations that weren't done by the manufacturer. I really think I could do some damage in the APEX and look forward to getting that shot.
Keep up the great work my friend, the world will love the APEX!
The Iron Chamber Gym