Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by tekmode, Apr 12, 2006.
What are some good, not so expensive belts.
a good belt aint cheap...
I use an Inzer forever belt, but it will take forever to get to you...
Great belt though, really solid construction.
Which one of the elitefts belts would be good for someone that hasn't ever used a belt. Also is this my regular belt size?
it's not like there's a learning curve
where can I get this belt!
has some good belts for decently cheap
I got my belt and other shit I orderd from then in less then a week....it could be the toothless postman in that backwoods excuse for a state you call Alabama
Weird, I didn't know Trance was working as a mail man these days.
make sure you get one with double buckle.
thanks, i just ordered this http://www.prowriststraps.com/inc/sdetail/28332 , $20
what exactly do belts do anyway. i never used one
I like clamp belts, but thats just me....
i think im gonna get this, my neck is too pencil like
The weightlifting belt, contrary to popular belief, supports the back in a different manner. While there can be some support due to the rigidity of a weight belt, the benefit is minimal compared to the support offered by the increase in the intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). (8,9,10)
During a normal lifting maneuver such as the squat; the diaphragmatic muscles along with muscles of the torso contract generating pressure on the abdominal cavity. The abdominal cavity together with its predominantly fluid contents, known as the "fluid ball", are kept under pressure by the surrounding musculature. It is this natural intra-abdominal tension that supports the spinal column. (11) Several studies have shown that weight belts increase intra-abdominal pressure and therefore assist in this natural stabilization mechanism. (3,8,12,13,14) Other studies have shown that increased IAP by use of the weight belt not only relieves the load of the musculature of the lower back, but also reduce the compressive forces on the spinal discs. (15,16,17) Furthermore, it has been reported that the reduction in these compressive forces can be reduced by as much as 50% when utilizing a weight belt. (16,18,19)
Additional benefits exist with the use of the weight belts due to IAP. Subjects demonstrated faster lifting movement (12,13,20) , greater emphasis on hip extension relative to knee extension (12) , as well as greater comfort and sense of support. (12,13,17,20,21)
i hurt my lower back 3 months ago pulling near max without a belt. I couldn't walk for a week, and last week was the first time i even attempted deadlifting again (light).
I've always thought a belt will make your back weaker. Should you squat a good weight until your back can catch up?
hmmm interesting. it sounds like its all around good for you. protects your back and can actually improve your lifts and stuff. i dont really go heavy but i def think it would help and allow me to go heavier. sweet
you don't want to go around wearing it all the time. max or near-max lifts only.