Investing in a belt....

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  1. Bacchus

    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    And wanted to see if I could get some good advice from the longtime lifters.

    What should I look out for? What should I avoid?
     
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    You should look out for something besides a belt and avoid wearing a belt at all times.
     
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    are you a fucking idiot?
     
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    mashmonster New Member

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    yes he is

    for more proof check my thread
     
  6. Epik High

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    How much are you lifting?
     
  7. Ish

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    make sure it matches your shoes
     
  8. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    I like Banana Republic belts.
     
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    Sorry, Bacchus. I have no idea of anywhere here in Toronto to pick one up. I don't own one myself.
     
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    they dont make child sizes for your 10inch waist :mamoru:
     
  11. Bacchus

    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    not huge yet - but the little that i've read about them is telling me that it's the best investment, and will last a life time.


    at 165lbs, i'm squatting reps of 255 & dl 275
     
  12. SuperChode

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    http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_...ce_repair/debunking_exercise_myths_part_i&cr=


    I thought this stuff was common knowledge by now on this forum.
     
  13. Blade

    Blade Time to swolercize

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    I got mine at APT - www.prowriststraps.com

    belts dont prevent injuries. Work your core more before you buy a belt. You'll thank me later. I only tend to use my belt on my last sets, and I usually try not to use it then. I have put it on when I'm feeling like shit and need something to push against to stay tight.
     
  14. Bacchus

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    great info blade, thanks. I'll hold off.

    after reading through 5/3/1 it suggested i make that purchase - so i thought i'd look into it to see what brolies have to say
     
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    i have a badass belt somewhere, but i ended up using it too much
     
  16. Bacchus

    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    this one looks pretty sweet.

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  17. Blade

    Blade Time to swolercize

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    You can still pick one up, but its not going to do much until you figure out how to use it. I used to wear a belt for everything then I realized my core was weak as shit and did a ton of core work.
     
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    a belt isnt any safer than not wearing one
     
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    This.
     
  22. TZ

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    my personal opinion is that you don't need a belt unless you're competing and lift more weight.

    i don't think it prevents injury.

    and i think you strengthen your core more by lifting without a belt. just my .02$

    edit -- doh, just echoing what blade said :p
     
  23. TZ

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    you lift more when u have more intra-abdominal pressure created by pushing your abs/stomach against the belt
     
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  25. grimstone

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    i want a belt now
     
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