When did you start wearing a belt?

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by TeamSavage View Post
    What's your reasoning behind using a belt on shoulder press? I can see why it would be helpful if doing standing BB presses, but I'm not sure how it would help on, say, a seated DB press.
    Same reason as for standing; to make sure my back remains stable. Just because I'm sitting down doesn't mean my back doesn't risk being tweaked. My butt could slide forward accidentally for example. And has. Many times.


    Ive heard of using a belt of the leg press but never have . Ill have to try this. What is the purpose for a belt on the leg press? My back really seemed to not have any problems with the leg press. Ive gone all the way down to where my feet are almost touching my abs
    Wow, you can touch your FEET to your abs? Where are your knees at this time?

    Just messing with ya.

    Anyway, there are several reasons I use a belt on leg press. First is because on heavy leg press, I've noticed my lower back bending off the pad. Not good. Second because I don't want to blow out my belly button.


  2. Only time a use a belt is when I'm maxing on squats or deads to get an idea of where I'm at.

    Just the other day I maxed squats to put into my chart and I belted up just for safety because my lifting partner isn't the best spotter. (Another safety hazard)

    But other than maxing, I never use a belt. I've just really focused on core the past 6 months and my deads and squats have followed.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by smeton_yea View Post
    Ive heard of using a belt of the leg press but never have . Ill have to try this. What is the purpose for a belt on the leg press? My back really seemed to not have any problems with the leg press. Ive gone all the way down to where my feet are almost touching my abs
    do you have lower back problems right now with any other exercises or just normally? If you dont then your fine. Recently my back has really been off, probably due to my aging, job, and lack of use w/belt....I Leg Pressed the other day, damn it really put alot of stress on my lower back but you know what? I just suck it up and push the ****er!

  4. ive had lower back issues for 5years now.

    lots of things hurt it. working out usually doesnt but bending over to touch my toes or put on sneakers sometimes hurts a lot or is really hard yet my back doesnt bother me on any workouts besides squats sometimes

    ive been using a belt on almost all my exercises that go above 225 lately i also do lots of diff exercises for back strength but recently started doing ab roller things for abs and obliques hoping my core gets stronger

    used a belt on last day of leg presses felt more sturdy and i think i hit some PRs or something i dont recall

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  5. i still have yet to use a belt. lower back hypers have helped alot with keeping my lower back G. i still need to get a belt for squats and deads tho, at the very least.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by pistonpump View Post
    i still have yet to use a belt. lower back hypers have helped alot with keeping my lower back G. i still need to get a belt for squats and deads tho, at the very least.
    keeping your lower back G? (good?)

    yea well im about to get insurance so im gonna setup a meeting to get all my issues looked at hopefully within the month

    squats today hurt my back a bunch. gave up zerkers tried fronts and hurt my back too so i went normal sumo and just tried to knowout 20reps at 135 got 18 grrr
  

  
 

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