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    High Rep Squats and A Belt?

    For you guys that do high rep squats for your work sets,do you wear your belt?

    I generally warm-up with no belt and then do my 3 working set with one on. Recently I have been doing some higher rep stuff on Friday and haven't been using my belt and don't know if I should or not?

    I would like to hear y'alls thoughts. Thanks
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    Are you talking about 20 rep squats? When I do these, I always wear a belt becuase the last few reps are brutal and my torso/core loses stability quickly. For ligher stuff in a higher rep range, I do not wear a belt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buccos1 View Post
    Are you talking about 20 rep squats? When I do these, I always wear a belt becuase the last few reps are brutal and my torso/core loses stability quickly. For ligher stuff in a higher rep range, I do not wear a belt.
    Yes exactly what I am talking about!
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    Max 3x5 Goal 3x5 by 12/31/11 *1X5
    Bench (245) (275) 285x1x1 335
    Dead (385)* (445) 435x1x1 505
    Squat (320) (355) 355X1X1 405
    Squat (195) (275) 20 Reppers!
    (950) (1075) 1075 1245 Goals (Not including 20 reps)
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    yeah I always use a belt for 20 rep squats, you need the stability.
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