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Weightlifting Belts, Wrist Wraps, & Lifting Straps

Weightlifting Belts, Straps, & Wraps

Made of high quality materials and genuine leather. Each belt is treated with special emollients to assist to make the leather supple and minimize any break in time. All straps are made of heavy duty materials and military grade stitching.


Why Use a Powerlifting or Weightlifting Belt?

A weightlifting/powerlifting belt can help to protect the lower back from injury.

Powerlifting and Weightlifting belts were more of a staple in every gym years ago. Sadly, erroneous claims that using a weightlifting belt weakens the "core muscles" and spinal erectors was introduced with the popularity of functional training. This is a baseless claim and you will see professional powerlifters or Olympic weightlifters using belts in training and competition to prevent injury and enhance performance.

The lifting belt does not act as a brace to support your torso. A well made weight training belt will actually help you increase the use of your abs and lower-back muscles. Studies have demonstrated that using a belt while lifting actually increases involvement of erector spinae muscles by up to 25 percent as well as increasing recruitment of the rectus abdominis.
Benefits of using a Powerlifting or Weightlifting Belt:
  • Stabilize spine and reduce spinal compression during heavy squatting deadlifting overhead pressing and bench pressing
  • Bracing or Valsalva against the wall of a properly made belt can increase intra-abdominal pressure by as much as 50%. This added pressure pushes against the spine to keep it from flexing.
  • Inhibits forward and lateral flexion of spine thereby helping to protect lower back from injury as well as channeling more force through the legs and glutes rather than back.
    • Most people will be able to squat or deadlift significantly more weight while wearing a belt
  • Lessens inhibition.
    • If you feel safe you move better, and possibly faster which can improve your lifts dramatically

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