The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Grammar Nazi BG5150's Avatar
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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 Ä12,00. It keeps my intestines where they are intended to be.

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