Chris Della Fave and my chubby little self are looking to put together an Equipped lifting clinic and open workout on June 23rd.

Raw lifting is awesome but some lifters may not be able to go heavy raw anymore due to injuries or they may want to try something new. Whatever the case geared lifting is another option to keep you in the iron game longer! We want to show that there are various forms of powerlifting and all can be beneficial and provide a lot of benefits and can be a good change of pace and just fun to switch things up from time to time!

Our goal is to expose more people to equipped lifting and get more people involved in the sport.

In this seminar we will have technical and hands on portions and cover a variety of topics.

We are going to go over the uses and benefits of:

  • The Monolift
  • Belts
  • Wrist Wraps
  • Knee Wraps
  • Briefs and Suits for Squatting and Deadlifting
  • Bench Shirts and “sling shot” devices
  • Use of the box squat and board press for equipped lifters.
  • The differences and executions of raw versus equipped lifting for the bench squat and deadlift.
  • Open Q and A to make sure all of your questions are answered.

We will have a technical portion for the bench squat and deadlift. After the conclusion of the lecture and hands portion, we will have some time for Q and A and then go into the open workout.

You will get to train one of the main lifts during this portion. If you have your own gear please bring it!

We want to let people new to gear try it out and see what it’s about, as well as provide opportunities for current geared lifters to come together exchange information and get some solid training sessions together.

For those that don’t know Chris is a very accomplished geared lifter and more recently just competed hitting a monster 2565 total via a 1010 Squat 705 Bench and 850 Deadlift! And the crazy thing is that’s not even his PR total!



When: June 23rd Check in 9:30am
Seminar 10am-2pm (with lunch break)
Open workout 2:30pm-4:30pm

Where: Gaglione Strength
32 Allen Blvd
Farmingdale NY 11735

What to Bring: Bring your normal workout gear plus any powerlifting equipment you would like to try out IE a Squat suit or Bench shirt OR just a new pair of knee wraps!

Parking: Baiting Place Road ONLY

How much? A small investment of $50 for the first 20 attendees.



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