Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by chizzle, Jan 30, 2007.
I prefer a belt with heavier loads
What about all that stuff about using a belt weakening your lower back in the long-term?
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.
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.
no belt most the the time, belt on max deads
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.
nope, that's why you became a nurse right?
j/k, I have no problem with that.. it was just too easy
i use belt on ME squats everytime and ME dead sometimes
belt for deads and squats
never used one
started to use one on both squats and deads. lower back loves it.
If you are squating more and more weight, you are obviously getting stronger, its a good tool to atleast help you stay tight.
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.
When would you guys say would be the point at which a belt would be smart? I'm dead lifting and squatting about 400lbs.
I need to think about getting one..
still wayyy too early for los me