Deadlifting belts...


  1. What do you guys think about them?


    I never use my 2 prong belt to deadlift bc it painfully digs into my sides. I came across the spudd deadlift belt and thought it may be a good idea. If anyone has used them any idea if they are commotion legal?

    Edit: strictly talking about conventional as I don't have this problem sumo.
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  2. i don't wear a belt, mine digs into my side too.

    it just feels uncomfortable to me and i can't get into the position i want...

  3. My gym has the Spudd bench and deadlift belt laying around. Its definetly comfortable. It feels like a heavy multi layered canvas and a Velcro strap. Not sure about competition legality though.
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    i don't wear a belt, mine digs into my side too.

    it just feels uncomfortable to me and i can't get into the position i want...
    Yea I was thinking it would be nice to have something to comfortably breathe against...gonna try and find reviews and see if more people answer here.
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    My gym has the Spudd bench and deadlift belt laying around. Its definetly comfortable. It feels like a heavy multi layered canvas and a Velcro strap. Not sure about competition legality though.
    Ahhh hmm that sounds good for some support. May have to email someone from te fed.
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  6. WNPF allows Velcro belts so I would think that spud belts would be okay. May get a three ply one for training.
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  7. I rarely use a belt. I have an older Harbinger. I tried using it higher up (like KK) for my deads, but I can't get down into position good enough without out it gutting me.
    Maybe on the heaviest squats I might use one.
    My BP is so crappy at this point, it matters very little on that one.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by PaulBlack View Post
    I rarely use a belt. I have an older Harbinger. I tried using it higher up (like KK) for my deads, but I can't get down into position good enough without out it gutting me.
    Maybe on the heaviest squats I might use one.
    My BP is so crappy at this point, it matters very little on that one.
    Yea I use a belt on my heavier sets of squats as I do feel the extra core support to breath into. I want to have the same for deads.

    I have so much I gotta think about to bench half way decent the last think I need is a belt there.

    Right now I am thinking just a good new belt...single prong or lever. EliteFTS has a nice sale on.

    The deadlift belts sound very awesome for deadlifting but I was reading they aren't allowed in many Feds for some stupid reason.

    Thanks PB.
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  9. Have you worn your belt backwards? Or does it jut pinch in general?
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    Have you worn your belt backwards? Or does it jut pinch in general?
    If I have it high it digs into my hip at the bottom. If I have it lower it digs into my rib. Only on the deadlift.

    Never tried this backwards thing...
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by rob112 View Post

    If I have it high it digs into my hip at the bottom. If I have it lower it digs into my rib. Only on the deadlift.

    Never tried this backwards thing...
    May not matter then. Most people do because of the tongue I think. 10lbs of love handles ago my belt punched and I had constant bruising from it, sucked
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  12. I have tried it in a few different positions, but to get it tight enough to make a difference and give me a boost in my pulling, it feels like I am going to herniate my guts and lungs out my nostrils. I may get a slimmer one one of these days but, honestly, I have done without one for a good bit now and my midsection seems to have a built in one now..! Ha ha ha
    I do love my Rehband knees sleeves for training however.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by PaulBlack View Post
    I have tried it in a few different positions, but to get it tight enough to make a difference and give me a boost in my pulling, it feels like I am going to herniate my guts and lungs out my nostrils. I may get a slimmer one one of these days but, honestly, I have done without one for a good bit now and my midsection seems to have a built in one now..! Ha ha ha
    I do love my Rehband knees sleeves for training however.
    Yea, it seems like a lot of people just deal with it from what I read. It is a pretty common problem from what I read.
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  14. i have a spud belt. it was nice when i was first getting started powerlifting and was not used to a belt. i hardly use it anymore since i broke in my lever belt. if i do it will be for overheads, stones, or anything else where i just need a little something to push against but also need a little mobility.

    i do have an XL for sale as well. ordered the wrong size the first time so its unused.
    you can call me "ozzie" for short.

  15. I just use my inzer lever.

    And pull conventional.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    I had constant bruising from it, sucked
    i get bruises every week, but that may be from me having it too low.

    cost of doing business i guess...

  17. Quote Originally Posted by asooneyeonig View Post
    i have a spud belt. it was nice when i was first getting started powerlifting and was not used to a belt. i hardly use it anymore since i broke in my lever belt. if i do it will be for overheads, stones, or anything else where i just need a little something to push against but also need a little mobility.

    i do have an XL for sale as well. ordered the wrong size the first time so its unused.
    Hmmm well I am gonna buy a better belt that I can use for comps too and hope breaking it in makes it not suck as hard.

    I will keep in mind you have that as well.
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    I just use my inzer lever.

    And pull conventional.
    Okay, question...
    What or how much more are you getting from your belt do you think?

    Since I have tried mine in differing areas (and yes conventional here too) and I still don't seem to get much if anything from it. I have heard some guys saying they get almost #50 from a belt.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by PaulBlack View Post

    Okay, question...
    What or how much more are you getting from your belt do you think?

    Since I have tried mine in differing areas (and yes conventional here too) and I still don't seem to get much if anything from it. I have heard some guys saying they get almost #50 from a belt.
    I wont tell you it makes me lift more weight, but I feel more comfortable with it than without it.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by PaulBlack View Post

    Okay, question...
    What or how much more are you getting from your belt do you think?

    Since I have tried mine in differing areas (and yes conventional here too) and I still don't seem to get much if anything from it. I have heard some guys saying they get almost #50 from a belt.
    I don't if I get anything more out of my belt other than a thought of protecting my back. I do feel much stronger when doing farmers.
    you can call me "ozzie" for short.

  21. What mm belt are you guys using?
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  22. 13mm EFS Economy crap belt
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    13mm EFS Economy crap belt
    I'm looking and their better are mostly 6.5 and 8mm. Don't know if that is kind of small since 13mm and 10mm are more standard.
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by rob112 View Post

    I'm looking and their better are mostly 6.5 and 8mm. Don't know if that is kind of small since 13mm and 10mm are more standard.
    Check out Titan. Huge amount of styles in every price range.
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  25. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    13mm EFS Economy crap belt
    I hated mine. I have the 6.5 and love it...

  26. Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post

    I hated mine. I have the 6.5 and love it...
    Yup it sucks
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  27. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post

    Yup it sucks
    That thing is the reason I don't wear a belt dl'ing...

  28. I think I wear a 10.

  29. I get carryover out of my belt whenever I wear it high and really tight. As I sit the pressure gets really intense and seems to help off of the floor. Not a ton, just a little. I, too, spin my belt around, and it is a lever. It definitely helps to not pinch my fat as much.
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