Belt or no belt?

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  1. chizzle

    chizzle New Member

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    When squatting?

    Deadlifting?
     
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    scent of a wookie OT Supporter

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    I prefer a belt with heavier loads
     
  3. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Bizzle

    Fo shizzle.
     
  4. chizzle

    chizzle New Member

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    What about all that stuff about using a belt weakening your lower back in the long-term?
     
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    DTR rex New Member

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    I use a belt when I go some-what heavy. On the squat, anything over 315lbs = Belt for me. Some people call it a crutch, but I do not lift competitively anymore so I doubt give a fuck what people say. I do not want to risk injury.
     
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    im just an average joe but i use a belt only on maxes. i guess it depends on what your goal is and your health conditions.
     
  7. PaddoK

    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    no belt most the the time, belt on max deads
     
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    Layne Staley New Member

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    I wear a belt. I don't go to the gym to look tough to other guys and make them want to make love to me.
     
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    tryfuhl New Member

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    nope, that's why you became a nurse right? :mamoru:

















    j/k, I have no problem with that.. it was just too easy
     
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    i use belt on ME squats everytime and ME dead sometimes
     
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    belt for deads and squats
     
  12. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    never used one
     
  13. Cachee0

    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    started to use one on both squats and deads. lower back loves it.
     
  14. Perkwunos

    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    :hsugh: If you are squating more and more weight, you are obviously getting stronger, its a good tool to atleast help you stay tight.
     
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    Man it's been a long time since I've been here...been out 2.5 years due to whip lash and I'll be going back to the gym in March or April.

    As far as the belt/no belt, I used to use a belt until I messed up my back. That laid me out for half a year but my doctor told me not to use a belt if I wanted to strengthen my core.

    His reasoning was that the load of the weights is braced by the belt and therefore your trunk isn't lifting the full load. Therefore, strengthen you trunk = no belt.
     
  16. Formz

    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    When would you guys say would be the point at which a belt would be smart? I'm dead lifting and squatting about 400lbs. :dunno:
     
  17. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I need to think about getting one..
     
  18. Damnation

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    still wayyy too early for los me
     
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