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    Weight belt--leather or other?

    What do you thihnk would be a better weight lifting belt: leather or the "other kind". By other kind I mean:

    I asked for a weight lifting belt for my birthday (thanks mrellwooddowd--you're the only one who noticed). I expected to get a Sports Authority gift card, but my parents got me a Nike belt. It's got some padding on the inside, and is made of some sort of stiff plastic (I think).

    I was just wondering what you guys think: should I trade it in for a leather one? I'm not doing huge weights, but when I max on my deads and squats, I'd like a little safety net.
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    I'm not a big fan of Valeo belts, but they are comfortable and Sven Karlsen uses one so they can't be all bad. I really can't imagine what kind of belt you are describing to be honest, and I'm just thinking it's like a Valeo belt. As long as it provides some support and isn't going to fall apart on you, it will probably do the job.

    I have an suede Inzer two-prong, 13mm "forever belt" and I absolutely love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei
    I'm not a big fan of Valeo belts, but they are comfortable and Sven Karlsen uses one so they can't be all bad. I really can't imagine what kind of belt you are describing to be honest, and I'm just thinking it's like a Valeo belt. As long as it provides some support and isn't going to fall apart on you, it will probably do the job.

    I have an suede Inzer two-prong, 13mm "forever belt" and I absolutely love it.
    It's actaully a Nike belt. I looked thru google, but, believe it or not, I can't find it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BG5150
    It's actaully a Nike belt. I looked thru google, but, believe it or not, I can't find it!
    Yeah, I got that. I just was having a hard time imagining what kind of belt it was and was using the Valeo belt as an example of a non-leather belt.

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    They are all pretty much the same, really. Keep in mind that they disallow padded belts at some powerlifting meets.
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    I use a Weider leather belt for which I paid 12,00. It keeps my intestines where they are intended to be.

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