Question for those that deadlift heavy without at belt.

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  1. Layne Staley

    Layne Staley New Member

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    I did a few reps with 405 today without a belt and left the gym with basically a feeling that my lumbar spine was still compressed a little. Normal? Or should I wear a belt when I am lifting that heavy.
     
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    I wear a belt for most dl's at 405+.
     
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    I did 405 today w/o a belt and I feel fine.
     
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    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    belt or no belt is a long standing debate. Do what feels comfortable for you without risking injury.


    Me, i was tied to the belt for years and dropped it hoping to increase muscle strength that caused me the original issues to grab the belt. Now I dont use it but really, it comes down to what will get you coming back to the gym.
     
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    i dont use one anymore. i lift more without it.
     
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    belts don't really serve to prevent injury. they are simply an aid for people to lift more weight. overuse of belt will actually cause more potential for injury due to lack of core training while doing the actual lifts.
     
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    Doesnt say to prevent injury :)
     
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    you need more TVA work. Do some planks.
     
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    I'm not looking to get into the belt or no belt debate really.

    Is the feeling I am having normal after lifting heavy like that? When you guys max out deadlifting with heavy weight, do you feel "spinally compressed"?
     
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    i deadlift w/o a belt bc my belt sucks dick. and my back feels fine afterwards :)

    i did 425 for 3 sets of 3 convo deads no belt recently and all i felt was a little fatigued but nothing weird or bad :dunno:
     
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    If i could find this one in around a 36" would be cool.
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    Thanks, I'll drop the weight a little and focus on form.
     
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    No, I can feel tight in the lower back region. But no spinal compression.
     
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    My form is comparable to yours, hardly any knee bend, so I was hoping you would answer in my thread.

    I was lifting light weight compared to you (405lbs) for 4 reps and the 4th rep was pretty fucking brutal, probably took more than 5 seconds.....maybe 7 seconds or so, and it was everything I had left in me.

    Thanks again for your input. Any advice other than lowering the weight and not doing those brutally long reps?
     
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    maybe its because i'm a fatass, but i dont feel comfortable at all using a belt for deadlifts. It just feels weird. Not using a belt i feel like it forces me to concentrate on tightening my core during the lift.
     
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    belt @ 80% effort +
     
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    I don't even know where my belt is, I do my whole dead workout without one. Max at 545 at the moment
     
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    Nah, just felt like I needed to lay on an inversion table to stretch my lower back out.
     
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    I've never used a belt for deadlifts, but I've only peaked at around 380. Right now I'm repping low 300s in my last set, and after I'm done its not a sharp pain or anything, but my back kills like a mother fucker.. Is that just the muscles being sore from the lifting?
     
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