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    Lifting belt

    What is better about a 13mm thick belt than a 10mm? Thanks!

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    it is thicker
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    If you think you're gonna break a 10mm belt get a 13mm belt. I don't think there's actually a benefit to either.
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    I don't think you'd break a 10mm belt. Especially not a "forever" belt like I have. The main difference to me is whether you like a stiffer belt or one that conforms more to your body. A 10mm belt will break in a lot faster than a 13mm, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    I don't think you'd break a 10mm belt. Especially not a "forever" belt like I have. The main difference to me is whether you like a stiffer belt or one that conforms more to your body. A 10mm belt will break in a lot faster than a 13mm, too.
    Haha I didn't actually mean that... I can't say I've ever seen a broken belt. What you said does make more sense though
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    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    Breaker of Skulls Guido's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    Haha I didn't actually mean that... I can't say I've ever seen a broken belt. What you said does make more sense though
    Yeah I've never seen a broken belt, either. Broken shirts, yes, but never a broken belt!
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