Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Joser, Aug 10, 2005.
do you guys recommend using them when performing deadlifts? thanks
i was thinkin about this as well
i dont use them.
Use them during heavy lifting... It will save your back alot... I saw a guy hurt his lower back bad during leg presses... Seen another guy throw his whole back out from deadlifts... And he was doing them properly also...
Why not wear one?
A guy at my gym slipped a disk in his back doing deads so i started wearing one when i dead lift anythign over 315.
i wear one for deads and squats..
i dont use one
i tried one the other day... maybe it's just me or I need to get used to it but the belt totally ruins my form. It's probably a mental thing, but I cant get used to it.
I find that if I stretch out my lower back before i lift, I dont have any problems.
Stretching helps but your own body can only take so much weight and so much strain... I seen a guy strain so bad on T.V. he was bleeding from his nose...
he wasn't using proper nose form
he needs to do keagles.
i don't use one, but i see many poeple in my gym that do
Thasts the intranasal steroids.
A weigth belt isn't going to stop that.
I'm pretty sure he was wearing a belt anyways if you are referring to the worlds strongest man where the dude started bleeding from his nose on the deadlifts
I've never used a belt for deadlifts or squats.
But I should probably get one sometime.
I've never used one but heavy standing military presses,deadlifts and squats do put a strain on my lower back weekly.I might just pick one up eventually.
I dont use one when preforming sets, but when I am doing max outs or real low reps(like 2 or 3) I use them, but only on Squats and Deadlifts.
if you are going for some record, sure why not. if you are just training, i think it weakens your back
My gym actually has them right in the cage so I just grab it. If anything it is a mental thing.
I tend to put one on if I know I will have to strain to get it moving, if the weight is coming off the floor easily then there is no need for a belt, and you are missing some good work for your core. It is a relative thing, I would say belt up for anything over 90%. The belt can also help a little if you get the right kind, it will give you something to push off of when you take your breath.
i never heard of using "belts" but i do see couple folks at the gym wearing them if i think.
is it shaped like a wreslting championship belt?
i do deads 315lb and my back wont hurt if its a good day. but as the sets go by, then the pain starts to come eventually.
what is this belt and how does it work? maybe i could benefit from it sometime