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Old 07-22-2009, 05:23 AM   #3
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I'm with Brawny. I see it only as an aid for more weight. I own a 4" power belt but use it rarely...only when I am going hardcore on deadlift or squat.

The debate is hot over belt use for others reasons though, as most of you know. Some say it weakens the abs and back, some say it prevents injuries. I'm not really sure if it does either. So let the debate rage on.

Here are a couple study results that hint at applications for weight trainers:

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American Airlines' baggage handlers found no difference wearing the belt in terms of injury rates and days off. (from Applied Ergonomics)
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A 6-year study of workers at Tinker Air Force Base concluded that workers' injuries while wearing a belt were more expensive than their injuries while not wearing a belt.
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