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BendtheBar 09-05-2011 09:33 AM

Belt Squat
Has anyone tried a belt squat? I have been thinking about giving these a try for fun but what to know if they are worth the trouble.

Carl1174 09-05-2011 09:36 AM

never even heard of one Steve if Im honest


BendtheBar 09-05-2011 09:37 AM


Originally Posted by Carl1174 (Post 167965)
never even heard of one Steve if Im honest


Here you go.

Off Road 09-05-2011 09:51 AM

I think they would be good for extra leg work without adding to lower back fatigue. I also think they would be great for guys with bad backs. I just couldn't ever justify the cost of the equipment or the hassle of setting it up.

5kgLifter 09-05-2011 09:58 AM

Beat me to posting it up!

Handy for those wanting to do lower leg work without so much strain on the back and no use of the upper body (so, the guy says ;)).

BendtheBar 09-05-2011 10:03 AM

If I could find a cheap way of doing it I would try. I don't have a dipping belt but if I could find a cheap one I think I could rig things up with a chain and plates. I have some aerobic steps.

Fazc 09-05-2011 10:07 AM

I have the Hip-Belt from Ironmind, it's a really thorough leg exercise. I have the loading pin which allows upto around 200kg to be used depending on the size of the plates.

The big problem for me has been the set-up. It's just so much hassle to set up relative to any other barbell or dumbbell exercise. I use a couple of cinder blocks to stand on, and take the weight off a bench, I then hold the rack supports for balance.

I know McCallum was big into these, if I had a place to leave it set-up I probably would use it more often.

Off Road 09-05-2011 10:07 AM

I've tried the dip belt before when I was having some back issues. It worked "okay" but it was very painful when the chains dug into you, even with towels placed under the chains. For a guy with your strength, I think it would be very difficult without spending the money on the hip belt.

BendtheBar 09-05-2011 10:16 AM

Right now the donkey squat still stands as my best at home quad-focused exercise. I like the goblet squat but it works my core more than my legs.

Only problem with donkey squats is that they can be a pain to set up.

Off Road 09-05-2011 10:22 AM

Have you tried Bulgarian Split Squats?

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