Just got my belt from EFS. It's very stiff, anyway to break it in faster than just wearing it? Put it under my mattress like when breaking in a baseball glove?
step on it. I folded mine in half every inch or so and stepped on it... did this back and fourth till it wore in.
Best unequipped meet lifts - 120kg Open class
Training since Dec 2008.
Pick up some leather oil. Any sports store should sell it.
Roll it, twist it, bend it, and stomp the crap out of it. I hate breaking in new belts. At least I am going down now so I can cut the end off and drill more holes.
Turn on a movie, get a cold drink, put an ice-pack behind your back and kick your feet up.
Then work on the belt while the movie plays. It may take a few movies
I rolled mine up tight and tied a string to hold and left it in my truck in the heat of the day. Next day reversed the roll and did the same thing. Did this over and over along with wearing it when needed and it is broken in just fine.