What exercise to wear a lifting belt?
- 02-24-2011, 08:15 AM
- 02-24-2011, 09:35 AM
Heavy is relative. What is heavy?
If a paltry 135lb squat is "heavy," should one use a belt? I'm sure most would agree that a belt is not needed at 135lb for the average male. So, when, as a percentage of bw, or static wt, would one recommend using a belt?
02-24-2011, 12:01 PM
I wouldn't use belt in any exercise if not really needed.. Deadlifts and squats are that kind of exercises that I could consider using belt.. And only at 1 rep max tests, not before I can do reps with +400lbs in deadlift and +300lbs in squat without belt..
02-24-2011, 12:24 PM
02-25-2011, 08:20 AM
02-25-2011, 10:30 AM
I also never use a belt for deadlifting or rack pulling, but perhaps that's just a personal preference. I do have to bend forward a lot more than most people when I squat so I guess I dont use a belt for pulling to further develop my lower back.
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