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by RobMoriRB 05-04-2014, 09:19 PM

The age old question everyone has been arguing over do belts really help. In my personal experience I would say they actually do help. Do not let my words convince you to use a belt, but let the article do all the talking. In this article I will go on and explain why belts help and the benefit to having one.

Are you suffering from having a weak core and are having a tough time staying tight on your lifts. Everyone at one point does have this problem arise, even though we train our core everyday because we use at least 30% daily. We still have this problem no matter how much we train our core. We tend to lose our tightness in the core when doing high reps in the squat and bench, so how can we fix this.

There are only two options and one option is to train our core with out a belt. The second choice is to invest into a lifting belt, but not all belts are the same. Both options are really good, but what happens if I told you can have both. We always must be training our core in each session and the belt is an assistance tool to use. Belts are an excellent way to keep your core tight during the lifts.

When training do some core work ahead of your main lifts, this will help keep the core tight before we even put the belt on. Once you get past warm ups, you will notice your core starts to get tight. Once you add the belt it will feel like a bolder, and you will notice a big difference. By throwing on your belt, it will help keep the core tight and in which will keep you more up Upright. You most likely are wondering how does the belt help though in the lifts.

Have you tried squatting near maximal weight and feel like you are dipping into a good morning. It is extremely hard to keep tight because you need to hold your breath all the way through the lift. When hitting depth and start the rise, you notice you start loosing tightness because you are pushing with all your might. This is where a belt will come in handy, because when tightening the belt as tight as possible. You are able to keep tight through the whole lift, which will prevent the dip into a good morning. It also acts like a guard for your core, because you can push against it, which will help even more as a core stabilizer. If you have not decided to buy a belt and start using one that is okay, but if you have. This is the best investment in your training sessions and will get your money;s worth by the years end.
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Yup, no real point in half assing a belt. Invest and it will payoff 10 fold. Also waiting to get 2xBW squat/deadlift before putting a belt on helps too.
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