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it hurts my eyes to watch him train
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
I agree that you can't use heavy wraps all of the time or your joints don't adapt, and also joints/ligaments/tendons adapt slower than muscles so having the support can mean that muscles can do more than the joint can handle. But you also have to consider that long term training takes its toll on your joints, so support can be a good idea. The fine line is when support becomes crutch to the ego. A lot of support gear is often used to lift more weight, thus putting more stress on the body/joints, and is used in place of good form and developing a strong and healthy body. I have always taken the stance that if you can't lift something in shorts and a t-shirt then you have no business wearing belts, wraps, straps and suits to do so (outside of a strength competition or preparation for). So wearing a belt to increase IAP to aid the spine to hold position on a squat becomes about training longevity rather than being able to lift the load (e.g. I can squat the same weights wearing a belt and wraps or in bare feet and shorts, I wear the gear so that I'll still be lifting it in my 50's).
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