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  1. Bobert

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    I've got a few questions.

    1) Whats the difference between single prong & double prong?
    I assume that the double prong feels more stiff and offers more support, but is it just a personal preference or is one actually better?

    2) Are the "Power Up 4" Power Belts" from Bodybuilding.com any different than the product that EFS sells?

    3) Does anybody have experience with ordering from bb.com?

    4) Any other suggestions to keep in mind?


    5) Also, If I had a 33-34" waist, which belt on EFS would you go with?

    edit: the power up 4" belts are out of stock anyways, so I'm looking for more suggestions on where I can save money, but still get a quality belt? Should I just shell out the extra cash and go with EFS?
     
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    efs belts are nice and thick. get single prong, double is too much to mess with and doesnt really make a difference on a thick enough belt
     
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    EFS or Inzer for belts....


    Double prong sucks, I have one and it is a pain in the ass. Definatly thinking of buying a single prong or a lever belt.
     
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    Inzer Lever is what I have and I love it. Put it on get set up.... flip the lever over and go. Always the same amount of tension and super fast to open and close. I paid $60 for mine.
     
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    i've got the cheap inzer double prong, decent belt. I dont usually wear it too tight so the prongs aren't a big hassle
     
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    I guess i forgot to mention the most important question. Which belt would you go with? retro, custom, or prime cut?

    I can't imagine tossing 80 dollars for a belt, but I would imagine they're top quality and would last me a long time.
     
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    What are you gonna be using it for? Do you plan on powerlifting at all or just recreational lifting?
     
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    Eventually I would like to get into powerlifting but for now i'm just trying to get back in the swing of things and increase my numbers... I'm not sure where I stand right now but I would guess roughly ~245bench, 300sq, I couldn't really even guess on deadlift, maybe 275.

    I don't really have anybody knowledgable or dedicated to train with so that hinders my performance quite a bit.

    EDIT: unless you guys can recommend some gyms in the Chicago/Schaumburg area.
     
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    Any EFS belt, or product for that matter is going to be high quality. For your needs a prime or retro would be fine.
     
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    Oh and thanks for all the answers so far. :bowdown:
     
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    Thanks, Is there a noticable difference in the feel between the two? or is it just that thickness relates to the strength or durability of the belt?
     
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    The retro is a bit thinner, but 10mm is no laughing matter as far as belt thickness is concerend.
     
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    Alright I'll probably place my order for a retro later tonight then, unless ceaze or somebody else has a different opinion.
     
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    http://www.chicagopowerlifting.com/Gyms.html


    also it's not on that list but Powerhouse Gym in Naperville has a room dedicated strictly to powerlifting
     
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    Yeah I've heard about that gym somewhere along the way, but it was from that gym list that chris posted a long time ago and I wasn't sure how recent it was. I may start going to that gym on the weekends when I'm at home.

    Thanks for link i'm looking at it now.
     
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    I just looked at that, a YMCA with a monolift. Thats pretty sweet.
     
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    :werd: I've never used one but the concept seems great
     
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    Holy shit, I drive right by that Flex gym every time I go visit my gf.
     
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    I get my first crack at one on saturday... North GA Barbell :noes:
     
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    I got an Inzer single prong because levers are gay.

    Sure they sound nice in theory but I don't want to break out a screwdriver whenever I want to adjust it.
     
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    How would I go about figuring out when or if I could train with a group of knowledgable/helpful people at any of these gyms?
     
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    call the gym up and ask when the majority of powerlifters train then go to the gym at that time and talk to the guys
     
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    I asked Tim Harold Jr. on another board about finding some training partners and he never responded. :wtc:
     
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    write in to the EFA Q&A and put your email address in the message, i'm sure someone will respond
     
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