OP's question leads me to believes something has made him question the safety of lifting without a belt. If you have doubts about your being able to lift the big weights safely, wear a belt for your working sets. No need to be macho. Lifting should be a life-long endeavor. Dont risk permanent injury by lifting in a manner that seems unsafe to you.
I am glad you brought that up.
Originally Posted by john o
Doing more weight should make your forearms grow because of the hormones released whether or not you are using straps but I am not sure if thats how it works.
Thats why I am confused also. I dont know if its better to build up a weak area and hold everything else back or to use the equipment that still puts me into the "raw" category anyways and hope for the weak area to develope as well.
Its kind of a "which came first" ordeal.
Hormones released? What are you talking about?
I dont know what I am talking about thats why I am asking lol.
Originally Posted by Travis Bell
I have been reading about how compound movements are supposed to release more test in response to the stress versus non compound movements. I just thinking if this effect is dependent on load.