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Lifting belts


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Excerpt: Do you find that lifting belts work? I read somewhere in an article that they are not worth wearing, ..... in Gymamerica.com i beleive. Anyway, wanted to know your guys thoughts, ..the argument went along the lines that it will support your back hence take the effort off it, hench less growth & your back is not as strong as it can b.....also that only a hugly thick leather one would work?

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  1. #1
    Good Broly
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    Question

    Do you find that lifting belts work? I read somewhere in an article that they are not worth wearing, ..... in Gymamerica.com i beleive. Anyway, wanted to know your guys thoughts, ..the argument went along the lines that it will support your back hence take the effort off it, hench less growth & your back is not as strong as it can b.....also that only a hugly thick leather one would work?

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    I think belts are not necessary , and people grossly overuse them.

    By wearing it often you rob your body of developing its inner muscular weight belt.

    Granted when you go really really heavy on certain exercises I think it may serve its purpose as a safety device, but too many people wear it as a crutch.


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    Good job Rob,

    Careful, careful, I got my hernia from a 400 some odd pound deadlift, got a few reps out then...pop went the weasal.

    Peace,
    Mike

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    I THINK YOU SHOULD WERE A BELT ON VERY HEAVY SQUATS AND DEADLIFTS, A GOOD LEATHER BELT WILL KEEP THE LOWER ABDOMINAL MUSCLES IN. JUST MY .02 CENTS THOUGH...

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    I agree with Train Hard in using a belt for very heavy lifts. The problem I see is some guys wear belts for everything they do. That just weakens all the stabilizer muscles in your midsection.

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