View Poll Results: Who uses a belt when they workout?
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Who uses a belt when they workout?
- 10-16-2008, 10:04 PM
- 10-16-2008, 10:56 PM
I use one for my heavy sets on legs or back if I really need to but if my back is feeling ok then I'll go without one. I don't see the need to use one all the time.
- 10-17-2008, 02:23 AM
i vote no cause..well i don't and never have. although it has been in the back of my mind recently as i am starting to toil around with heavier weight and getting wiser with age i am worried about injuries and i wanna keep my waist tight!
10-17-2008, 11:21 AM
just on heavy squat/deadlift days
10-17-2008, 12:21 PM
- 5'9" 175 lbs.
- Join Date
- Dec 2007
- North Carolina
- Rep Power
I think the only time I would use a belt would be if I were lifting in competition. If they're even allowed.
"I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
10-17-2008, 12:44 PM
I've read before they actually can be detrimental when used all the time, as they weaken your abs. That being said, I'm sure there's a place for it during heavy back and leg days,.. but I've seen people wear them to do curls,... it's comical!!!
Think training's hard,. try losing!
10-17-2008, 06:09 PM
i hate belts, my core is my belt.
10-17-2008, 06:30 PM
I like the feeling of it there, helps me keep my form and maybe takes some pressure off the lower back. I keep it loose and expand my stomach on heavy lifts (ie squats) so im pretty sure my cores getting plenty of work.
10-18-2008, 08:27 AM
10-18-2008, 12:20 PM
personally I really like a belt a lot but I dont use it that much only on heavy exercises such as squats and deads. I feel like it does make my back feel a little better but at the same time it doesnt really feel like your core is being worked at all so I guess it depends on the person. And yes I have seen people wearing it running thats just hilarious to see
10-18-2008, 12:30 PM
I wore on in my high school weight lifting class when we'd max because the coaches demanded it. But I really cant tell a difference with one on or off.
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