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NordicMan
09-12-2009, 02:22 PM
Being as I do not have a power rack, I am thinking about getting one of these hip belts for a change in leg exercise. I now use a trap bar, which I like fine.

I see that both IronMind and also West Side both have hip belts.

Who all here has used either of these?

The only difference I can see between the two is that the IronMind belt seems to have connexions both front and back, for putting straps fore and aft. It also seems to be a round the belly belt, where the West Side looks like it holds weights right in front.

What do you guys have to say?

NordicMan
09-12-2009, 07:03 PM
There must be someone here who has used one of these Iron Mind hip belts. How did you like using one of them? Or, if ahyone used the West side belt, how did you like that?

dgunnermuro
09-13-2009, 12:19 AM
There must be someone here who has used one of these Iron Mind hip belts. How did you like using one of them? Or, if ahyone used the West side belt, how did you like that?

We have a hip belt and the loading pin from Iron Mind. It's a bit of a pain in the ass to get set up, but it does fry your legs. The belt ties together in front and you connect the loading pin via carabiner to it.

Here's how we set it up:
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It's probably one of a million ways to use it...

Dave

NordicMan
09-13-2009, 07:53 AM
Thanks for the video and for the response. Its helpful to get someone's view on it. It looks like you got it tied in from the front, not with that dangling pin front and back. I am thinking to get one of these.

Thanks again Mr. gunnermuro

Hazerboy
09-13-2009, 11:37 AM
I've used the ironmind belt without the loading pin for dips, pullups, belt squats, etc. most comfortable i've ever tried though I haven't looked at the westside belt, and it looks like it will last a long time.

JK1
09-14-2009, 10:37 PM
There must be someone here who has used one of these Iron Mind hip belts. How did you like using one of them? Or, if ahyone used the West side belt, how did you like that?


I've got a couple of hip belts from Iron Mind. They are OK, but I have had some problems with mine when you really load them up (ie anything >450 lbs) because you have to knot them, the knots pull really tight and they are a pain in the ass to get on and off. Also, if you've got short legs like I do, you'll have to squat off a step or a platform or run the risk of pinching your junk good.

Overall, I think they are worth the money I spent on them. The material is very solid.

NordicMan
09-15-2009, 03:04 PM
Its good to hear an honest critique about a product. It would be nice to see one of these and try it out before purchase. Thanks for the reply. Do you use the belt attachment from both behind and ahead? I mean, do you have the weight anchored to the back of the belt as well as the front, like in the pictures that IronMind has up?