Deadlifts: Wear a belt or not?

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  1. sk8man311

    sk8man311 New Member

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    just wondering what the majority does.
     
  2. Paintballny

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    I don't toss a belt on till 365 or so. For reference my 1rm is 455.
     
  3. Phineas Q Stork

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    I usually go beltless unless I'm going for a max pull
     
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    i dont own a belt
     
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    i use a belt on all my working sets. I'd wear a belt to compete, why not replicate it.
     
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    Don't own one, and I'm not really big enough to use one either way. My last max was 235x2. :hs:
     
  7. Ceaze

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    :) whatever you say
     
  9. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    the thing is that if you always train with a belt, your body grooves your motor and motion patterns differently. Then, if you ever train without the belt, your risk of injury is significantly increased.
     
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    Dunken Welcome to the team.

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    never have used a belt, never on max attempts either.
     
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    Nevar.
     
  12. cavefish

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

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    The first time I ever used a belt for DL's I had already been pulling over 500 without one for quite some time.

    Now I use it for new max attempts or in the 90%+ range.
     
  13. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    I don't use a belt, but anything above 275 I use straps :hsugh:
     
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    fag, get a better grip...


    I know chicks who can pull more then that without straps.
     
  15. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    my right grip is horrible. I sprained my wrist like 5 years ago playing basketball and it's never been the same :wtc:

    I use the wrist roller 3 times a week, but my forearms and wrist are girly :hs:
     
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    Just keep working on it, but if you continue to use straps its only going to get worse. Spraining your wrist is just an excuse, 5 years is more then enough time for it to heal.
     
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    Here's a question.

    I work out with 5x5s deadlifting at 185. I hang clean after deads on back day with 135 for 5x5s. I can't keep my grip worth a damn on the hang cleans and end up having to put straps on so I don't drop the bar. I can do shrugs or anything else with more weight and don't have a single problem, but something about the movment of hang cleans makes the bar want to come out of my hands.

    What grip workouts can I do to help get away from the straps? That's the only time I ever use them. Without them I end up having to go down or I drop the bar mid clean by the third or fourth set.
     
  18. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    cleans should be performed first anyway
     
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    learn how to use a "hook grip", if it's wanting to come out of your hands also try using some chalk ( I know most gyms dont allow it but be discret about it and you'll be fine)
     
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    Jay My shit don't stink

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    thanks. my max for dl is 295 (I'm a n00b) and I only use straps on dl. I can get 275 up w/o them but it's the regrip that kills me. after the 3rd rep, my right grip is gone
     
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    learn how to hook grip, it'll hurt for a week or so but then your grip will take off
     
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    I've never used a belt personally, it was recommended to me though.
     
  23. Dr. Zoidberg

    Dr. Zoidberg the lovable tramp

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    i hurt my back not wearing a belt, you bet your ass i'll be wearing one from now on for all my heavy sets
     
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    but my belt doesnt fit me anymore. :(
     
  25. Dr. Zoidberg

    Dr. Zoidberg the lovable tramp

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    my form is great on regular deads and sldls, i've had a lot of coaching

    i was trying romanians for the first time, and the bar kept trying to roll away from me on the regrip... i'm sure i was just a little out of alignment for one and it fucked me up. belt probably would have helped

    but the doc says there's no way that's would have caused the damage i have, it was probably preexisting and i just never knew about it until that :o
     
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