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Andre518
07-08-2009, 10:49 AM
I ordered an APT belt this week end and when it can it was a single prong belt but the description stated that it was a 2 prong. Now this is my 1st PL belt and not too sure if I should sweat it or not what would you guys say.
Here is what I ordered.

http://pi.b5z.net/i/u/230085/i/Weight_Lifting_Belt_Powerlifting_Belts_Exercise_Belt_Workout_Belt_355.jpg
11mm HEAVY BLACK Suded Pro APT Powerlifting Weight Lifting Belt
Sized SM through XXXXL 22 to 51 inches"
12 adjustment holes
11mm thick and 4 inches wide
Weight Lifting Belt Powerlifting Belt Exercise Belt Workout Belt
2 rows of double sstitching stitching, 4 layers leather & 2 prong buckle
Great for all Super Heavy and light lifting
Very Strong, comfortable and reliable, very NICE

Lones Green
07-08-2009, 10:55 AM
Doesn't make a difference, a 1 prong is easier to latch

Andre518
07-08-2009, 10:59 AM
Ok thanks I just wanted to check. Like I said this my 1st PL belt this is one I have been using for a while now.

http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/gl/harbelt3.jpg

WillNoble
07-08-2009, 11:11 AM
Either is fine, and both will be far superior to your original belt...

killxswitch
07-08-2009, 11:21 AM
Were you sent a lower-quality belt or is the buckle just different? When I bought mine I got single-prong because I was told by the more experienced ones here that it's easier to unbuckle than double prong.

Andre518
07-08-2009, 11:25 AM
Were you sent a lower-quality belt or is the buckle just different? When I bought mine I got single-prong because I was told by the more experienced ones here that it's easier to unbuckle than double prong.

the buckle just different.

=Travis=
07-08-2009, 11:40 AM
I've heard the double prong last longer, I guess due to the stress on two holes rather than one.

But, when I went from a one prong to a two, you really notice the difference if you try to cinch it tight and it's tough sometimes to get both holes done.

Tom Mutaffis
07-08-2009, 12:39 PM
A one prong is definitely easier to use but both will be similar in terms of support.

I think that you will be very pleased in the quality of your new belt compared to what you were using.

SELK
07-08-2009, 12:56 PM
I really had never had a problem with a belt lasting.. one prog for me, so much easier.

Pete22
07-08-2009, 01:06 PM
Just stick with the single-prong, it's easier to get on and off. That's a quality belt so the buckle will be fine.

Optimum08
07-08-2009, 01:09 PM
Like everyone said, there isn't much of a difference, but single prongs are easier to latch.

APT produces some great belts, it'll be much harder to latch than your previous belt and likely won't be very pliable until you break it in. I have one and its a warm-up in and of itself to get the damn thing on and tight. Definitely utilize the 'lie down' method to get it as tight as possible.

Brian Hopper
07-08-2009, 02:47 PM
1 prong!!!! I use a lever belt now, but i used a 1 prong before the lever.

Tim K
07-10-2009, 06:36 AM
1 prong!!!! I use a lever belt now, but i used a 1 prong before the lever.

Same here, abandoned the prong for the lever. <- why does that sound pornographic?