I know some people are asking themselves 'Why would any one buy a belt?' but the anwser is that since i workout at my highschool...the belts i used to use for squats just disappear randomly. I finish a squat workout wit a nice belt then a few days later it is gone...so does anyone have a good belt to recommend for me?
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In my opinion,you should not even use a belt!You must strengthen your lower back too.If your back hurts after squats,start doing good mornings.
What about when he gets to heavier weight? I couldn't imagine doing anything over 450 without a belt, unless it was just for a one or two rep, and NOT my max! I could probably hit 455 raw, but anything over that and to max I would grab my belt and knee wraps.Originally Posted by FEEDTHEMACHINE
IMO belts are great. They stabilize your back and keep constant pressure on it. Its alot harder to fcuk up your form when wearing a belt, at least that's what I've noticed anyways. I generally do my warmup sets and 1 or 2 working sets before I start grabbing the hardware. LOL. For example, the other day I did squats, I did 135x20, 135x20, 225x10, 315x6, then I grabbed my belt and knee wraps, and did 405x6, and 455 for 2 sets of 3. Sh1tty sets w/455 actually, and I'll never do squats the day after heavy deadlifts again (500+), but all in all a good workout.
Anyways, I'm straying from the subject, the belt I have is from FlexSports.
This is about the same belt I have. It'll take a few sessions to get used to, and also a few sessions to get it broke in, but it'll last a long time and will work wonders.
Don't think anyone should use a belt unless there trying to lift very heavy and thats just for 1RM.....................
Just one guy's opinion.
Anything leather, and anything that uses a buckle instead of sissy velcro straps.
I was just thinking about getting a belt today. When doing deads with 315+ once I go past 4 reps my form goes to all hell
A belt isn't a substitute for proper form and certainly isnt a solution to improper form.Originally Posted by GMCtrk
:withstupiOriginally Posted by BFG123
Although I could see using belts for low rep, high weight sets as being justified.
I don't understand the point of using a belt on any exercise that is specifically targeting the lower back, ie. deads, good mornings, etc.
For something like squats, it's perfectly acceptable.
Well, Im not going to give an opinion as this topic has be discussed to death. I will suggest the Inzer belts. If you do get a belt, at least get a good one, not them pansy ass bb'ers belts.
thats because you are lifting more then you can handleOriginally Posted by GMCtrk
somewhat what I eat...
I have an Inzer lever belt and I'm quite pleased with it.
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For the original poster, I recommend training as long as you can without a belt. As long as you're improving, you don't need one. If you get to the point where continued progress requires a belt for stability, then get one.
I can workout very heavy (for me) and I don't need a belt. Others, like LittleJake, are obviously experienced and strong enough to judge that they need one. Find out what works for you.