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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

12 Best Deadlift Shoes: In Depth Buying Guide and Reviews (2021)

12 Best Deadlift Shoes: In Depth Buying Guide and Reviews

Some links in this article are affiliate links, which means I earn from qualifying purchases.There was a time when I had just set off on my fitness journey and didn’t know, nor understand the mighty deadlift.Today, I absolutely love deadlifts.Want one move that works the sides of your legs, posterior, back, and the all-important core?Light … Read more

Inzer Belt vs. SBD Belt: Which One is Best For You?

inzer vs sbd belt which one is best for you

Some links in this article are affiliate links, which means I earn from qualifying purchases.Nothing comes close to the kind of power boost you can get from a powerlifting belt. When it comes to choosing the perfect powerlifting belt, its easy to get overwhelmed. But of all the products, two stand out at the top. I am … Read more