Talking to my bro about gym gear. I wear quite a bit when I lift. I squat in oly shoes, knee sleeves and a belt and when I press I wear elbow sleeves and if my wrists are feeling weird or im going really heavy and wrap my wrists. He's saying this is bad because it makes you reliant on the gear. I don't understand this argument, I don't care if I'm reliant on a belt when I lift, I'm never gonna lift without a belt so why do I care what I can lift without one? Inb4 functional strength what if a lamp posts falls on you in the squat position, which weighs more then your unbelted max and you get crushed and die.