Lifting Belts

Lever Belt vs Prong Belt – Which is Best for You? (6 Differences)

Lever Belt vs Prong Belt Which is Best for You (6 Differences)

Key Differences There comes a time in the life of every lifter when he/she considers buying a lifting belt. It’s the next logical step in the progression towards heavy lifting. No reputable athlete shies away from making this purchase. And, do you know what? They’re absolutely right about this decision. So what are the differences … Read more

Nylon vs Leather Lifting Belt: Which Is Best For You?

Figure of Nylon vs Leather lifting belt

Key Differences Lifting belts are useful for protecting the posture and back of lifters. There are multiple kinds of lifting belts out there. These are usually available in a variety of materials that you can choose from. Nylon and leather lifting belts, in particular, are highly popular. However, it can be confusing which one to … Read more

Does The Weightlifting Belt Make Your Core Weaker?

Does The Weightlifting Belt Make Your Core Weaker

Key Points Fear mongering has led many lifters’ to retreat into a shell when they hear ‘Weightlifting belt’. Well, not in the literal sense, but they’re certainly against the idea of using one for their major lifts. These lifters seem to have developed this preconceived notion that the weightlifting belt somehow weakens the core’s natural … Read more

10mm vs 13mm Belt – Choosing The Best Belt Thickness For You

10mm vs 13 mm belt choosing the best belt thickness for you

Key Points A few millimeters make a world of a difference. Going to a thicker weightlifting belt for workouts or competitions makes a significant impact on your training, fitness goals and lifting enjoyability. Most athletes in the powerlifting world believe that the 10mm belt is only for beginners. They would be wrong. So what is … Read more

How Tight Should A Lifting Belt Be – Find The Ideal Tightness

A male lifter lifting weights and the text in photo 'how tight should a lifting belt be'

Key Points When I got my first weightlifting belt I remember how excited I was. I couldn’t wait to get it on and start using it in my regular workouts. There was only one problem: how tight should a weightlifting belt be? Weightlifting belts don’t come with a user manual. You’re expected to figure it … Read more

When Should I Start Using a Weightlifting Belt? Easy Weight Guide

A weightlifter performing lifts using a belt

Key Points Your ultimate goal as a lifter is simple: Lift more. Once you master the basics of technique for squats and deadlifts, your focus should be on lifting more weights. But when should you start using a weightlifting belt? Turns out this answer is not as simple as a certain number for most trainees. … Read more

How To Brace with a Powerlifting Belt: 4 Key Points To Consider

How to brace with a powerlifting belt. A shirtless man wearing a lifting belt

Key Points Hats off to those who have made the investment and bought their first powerlifting belt. The powerlifting belt is a great training accessory for sure, but the problem is that most don’t optimize it for bracing.  For this reason, I have highlighted the main core stability muscle groups and then revealed my top … Read more

Do Weight Lifting Belts Help Lower Back Pain? Tips and Videos

Anatomical view of lower back pain while deadlifting

Key Points “There are two types of people in the world: those with back pain and those without it.” Charles Barkley NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley famously said this after he retired due to his lower back injury. I can attest to this quote after seeing my friend go through bouts of lower back … Read more

Using A Lifting Belt For Bench Press (10 Benefits, 3 Drawbacks)

should you use a weight lifting belt for bench press? Some benefits and drawbacks

Key Points Weightlifting belts and powerlifting belts are becoming more commonplace in gyms everywhere. If you take a look in any lifters bag, 9 times out of 10 they got a belt in there. Commonly, lifting belts are used for exercises such as the squat and deadlift. However, even some of the top powerlifters in … Read more