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Old 08-08-2009, 06:26 PM   #11
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Use a belt when training above 85% on squats, and when doing max effort on deadlift. other than that, make the erectors work
You use a belt on heavy rack pulls?
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:05 PM   #12
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You use a belt on heavy rack pulls?
not usually, but if I feel the back fatiguing more than normal, I will give in
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:02 PM   #13
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i only use a belt on heavy deads....... i have an inzer 4" 13mm belt, it is stiff as fvck.
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:38 PM   #14
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I use a heavy duty 4" Xtreme Power Belt from Rickey Dale Crain. It's 13 mm as well.

http://www.crainsmuscleworld.com/cra..._pictures.html

I don't know if it's crap...I just trusted Rickey on this one.
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:27 PM   #15
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kinda looks like my Inzer, except mine has two prongs and is black
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:36 PM   #16
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kinda looks like my Inzer, except mine has two prongs and is black
Mine is blue, but wish it was black.
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I personally have never used a belt had mixed feelings about getting one since I wasnt sure if I'd use it or not.
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I used my belt for squats last night for the first time. I am a believer now. Being able to expand my abs against the belt gave me tons of support. I don't know how to explain it but i was able to stay upright better in my heavy sets. I tend to lean forward after several reps when going heavy. This really helped me focus on controlling the movement better and I could really feel my glutes activating.

So if for anything else, I appreciate the belt to help maintain my form.
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:20 PM   #19
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I used my belt for squats last night for the first time. I am a believer now. Being able to expand my abs against the belt gave me tons of support. I don't know how to explain it but i was able to stay upright better in my heavy sets. I tend to lean forward after several reps when going heavy. This really helped me focus on controlling the movement better and I could really feel my glutes activating.

So if for anything else, I appreciate the belt to help maintain my form.
Glad to hear the belt worked out. It definitely can help with proper form, especially under heavy loads.
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