What's your opinion on weightlifting belts?

50218

By: Gym Jones

My trainer suggested that I buy a belt before trying heavier dead lifts or cleans. I've always thought weight belts served no real purpose (except, maybe, some psychological one). What's your opinion?

Answer

We prohibit any client from using a belt. Our objective is to build a structural belt of muscle and connective tissue and proper posture. Other trainers have different objectives, and different fears. I doubt the loads being lifted in this context are heavy enough to merit a belt. Power lifters pulling and truly massive loads benefit from a belt. However, for 98% of people it's gives a false sense of security and actually keeps one from developing the structural integrity that is usually the stated objective of physical training in the first place.

Your membership is about to expire

Renew your membership to avoid losing premium content

Your membership has expired

Here's what you need to do to get back in the gym

Hey Friend!

It looks like your credit card information has expired.
Let's get that taken care of!

Change
Password

MAKE PLAN ACTIVE?

Current plan will no longer be active.

YOU'VE COMPLETED

MAN OF STEEL

View saved training plans or browse all training plans that are available.