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Old 12-03-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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As I progress in my lifting career and start to get more serious I ask myself a question. What do you really get out of a belt and knee wraps? I have not used either one on any of my lifts. How many pounds can you really expect to get out of a belt? Wraps?
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I don't get any poundage from a belt, but I've always gotten really good carryover from knee wraps. I get anywhere from 30-50lb out of knee wraps.
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Not sure how much wraps add to me numbers wise, but they add alot of stability, even with my tremors, which gives me alot more confidence and allows for better form in spreaading the floor with my knees. A belt simply allows me to feel the air in my stomach throughout the lift.
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I didn't use a belt in training until I squatted and dead lifted over 500lbs. That wasn't some sort of smart programming design either, I just didn't have one lol.

As the weights get heavier, the belt gives you something to brace your core against. It makes for more stability and tightness in the squat which for me translates to more lbs on my squat when used properly. The harder you can brace, the more weight your body can handle.

As far as the knee wraps, I will second the stability. They just keep everything compressed and help your knees stabilize the weight better. I get about 30lbs out of the light wraps that I use.
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Thank you guys.

So what I have gathered, correctly if i am evaluating this wrong, they both add stability which could make you lift more. Individual poundage is based off of yourself.
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So what I have gathered, correctly if i am evaluating this wrong, they both add stability which could make you lift more. Individual poundage is based off of yourself.
Basically, yes; plus the added psychological security that comes from both the belt and wraps tends to give people confidence to lift slightly more as well.
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Belt gives me approx 10kg.

Knee wraps gave me 20kg. And that was without that much experince in just wraps and just me putting them on. Hear lots say up to 30kg if you get them on proper meet tight.
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Belt gives me approx 10kg.

Knee wraps gave me 20kg. And that was without that much experince in just wraps and just me putting them on. Hear lots say up to 30kg if you get them on proper meet tight.
Now I get why people have a problem with raw raw and raw with wraps. Im not going to take sides on that till i try everything.
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So what I have gathered, correctly if i am evaluating this wrong, they both add stability which could make you lift more. Individual poundage is based off of yourself.
Depends how you use them and your lifting style. I don't squat beltless often so I get a lot of carryover from that, however, my knees don't travel too far forward so knee wraps are more about stability for me. Get a belt first, master that and then move onto wraps.
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Depends how you use them and your lifting style. I don't squat beltless often so I get a lot of carryover from that, however, my knees don't travel too far forward so knee wraps are more about stability for me. Get a belt first, master that and then move onto wraps.
Thanks are there any belts that you recommend that aren't too expensive but solid quality.
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