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Old 10-18-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
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Default Belt for bench press, yay or nay?

Curious what some opinions are on this?
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:20 PM   #2
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I have never worn it for benching, seen a few guys in the gym doing it but for me it just does not feel necessary.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:22 PM   #3
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:33 PM   #4
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:47 PM   #5
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Never tried, don't feel the need to. I am sure there is guys here that do and can probably explain why.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:52 PM   #6
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In my experience the most benefits of a belt on bench are for geared lifters locking down the bench shirt.

Although I found when I was learning my arch (4-6" high) and it was uncomfortable, using a belt helped alleviate the strain on my back and allowed me to get just a bit more tight.
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:02 PM   #7
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Never tried it. Don't plan on it.
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:35 PM   #8
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Wear it. I used to never wear one but if you push your belly into it it makes a diffrence on how tight you are on the bench. Give it a try.
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Don't see the point. Then again what do I know

All I know is Iv'e done fine without one so far.
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Right now, bench is the ONLY lift I use a belt on. It helps me on my arch and keeping tight. Pretty sure it is personal preference just as it is on other lifts. Try it. If you like it use it. If you don't, well don't use it haha
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