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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Question re: belts: At what point do I need one?

I did research on this recently. (It's not from personal experience, so take it for what it's worth.) The general consensus seems to be when you are approaching a 1.5x BW squat. Whenever posts like this come up in other forums, most guys say they started thinking about belting up in the high 200s. I think you will be able to tell when core tightness starts to become the limiting factor.
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

I did research on this recently. (It's not from personal experience, so take it for what it's worth.) The general consensus seems to be when you are approaching a 1.5x BW squat. Whenever posts like this come up in other forums, most guys say they started thinking about belting up in the high 200s. I think you will be able to tell when core tightness starts to become the limiting factor.

Thanks for this. I'm about there re: 1.5BW squat and am starting to think it might be a good idea.
post #39498 of 57265
might as well. There's some studies that show there's no decrease in abdominal pressure when using a belt and there's actually more muscle activation in the glutes and quads with a belt on. Still good to develop a proper brace sequence sans belt though
post #39499 of 57265
Do you guys prefer single or double prong belts?
post #39500 of 57265
Im on the fence with belts. I have my gut to keep my shit stable. I will probably get one once I lean out
post #39501 of 57265
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Why are you applying for grad school? Aren't you doing an econ phd?

well obviously not. I have a MSc in economics and am thinking of updating that a notch.
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Originally Posted by TeeKay View Post

Do powerlifting, oly lifting, and bodybuilding count as sports? because if so I like those ones.

weightlifting is in the olympics so I'd say it qualifies
post #39502 of 57265
Thanks for the feedback on the belts, guys. seems like one prong is the general consensus too?

In terms of sports of anyone watch the lion fights tonight? Great from start to finish
post #39503 of 57265
565 rack pull today. Not chariy impressive but I'm pleased with myself.
post #39504 of 57265
My belt is two prong...I like it.
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Originally Posted by TeeKay View Post

My belt is two prong...I like it.

I heard they're harder to get on and off, and for skinnier guys without a gut single prong is better. Meh.

How did you size your Inzer TK? I'm assuming I need a medium, not a large. If I recall Charly uses a medium and his waist is a lot thicker than mine.
Edited by MarkI - 2/8/14 at 9:31am
post #39506 of 57265
Eh sometimes it's a pain to get on and off but barely so. I just think it feels solid when it's on. Then again, I've never used a single prong.

I got a medium and I have a 33" waist at the navel.
post #39507 of 57265
I borrowed a Best Belt double prong from my gym for a year. Now got an Inzer single prong. I really think there's no extra stability from another prong, so it's just a personal preference. I find the single prong a tad easier to get on super tight. I'm a medium, got a large and it wouldn't survive a cut.
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Anybody watching rum7?
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RUM7 powerlifting comp stream:

http://www.jtsstrength.com/tv/
post #39510 of 57265
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Originally Posted by TeeKay View Post

Do powerlifting, oly lifting, and bodybuilding count as sports? because if so I like those ones.

Powerlifting and olympic weightlifting, yeah.

 

Bodybuilding, no.

 

:nest:

 

 

I would place bodybuilding alongside interests such as painting, DJing, etc. Its more a hobby, although a very competitive one.

 

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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Im on the fence with belts. I have my gut to keep my shit stable. I will probably get one once I lean out

At some point, I'd say its better to get a belt than be without one. Its a safety measure just like wraps and all other gear for raw lifters.

I don't use a but I squat over 1.5xBW for reps so I will get one very soon. I did some singles around 290 last week and the core was def the limiting factor rather than the legs.

A lot of guys only use them for the really heavy stuff in training, such as singles, doubles and triples and leave it off for all the rep work. Considering I usually work up to a max for the day and then do 25-30 reps over 5-8 sets, I'd do the single with the belt and then the downsets without it.

 

It also makes sense to get one if you're gonna compete in PLing. 

 

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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post


I heard they're harder to get on and off, and for skinnier guys without a gut single prong is better. Meh.

How did you size your Inzer TK? I'm assuming I need a medium, not a large. If I recall Charly uses a medium and his waist is a lot thicker than mine.
 
If you want to get it off quick and easy, a lever belt is prob better than a prong.
Seeing that you guys rec'd the 13mm, I'll order a Inzer Forever Lever 13mm in a couple of weeks.
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