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    Hey all.

    I'm rebounding from a lower back injury right now, and want to get a belt for the first time ever (never used one before).

    Any of you have a good recommendation? I am primarily into bodybuilding stuff (no strongman / powerlifting), so not really looking for one of those ones that digs into your ribcage.

    Any suggestions?

  • #2
    This is a good general use belt IMO. 6.5mm so it isn't super aggressive.
    http://www.elitefts.com/elite-premiu...ting-belt.html

    Next up would be getting a 10mm. Bestbelt makes a good belt for a good price. The "athlete" belt is what you would want from them most likely.
    Last edited by Imprezivr6; 07-31-2015, 11:15 PM.

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    • #3
      It's a sunshine day, eh
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      • #4
        Originally posted by nexa View Post
        It's a sunshine day, eh
        opps! haha copy and paste fail.

        But yes, one of those days
        Last edited by Imprezivr6; 07-31-2015, 11:18 PM.

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        • #5
          My back has been better without using a belt the last few squat sessions. I may pitch mine in trash soon.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Imprezivr6 View Post
            This is a good general use belt IMO. 6.5mm so it isn't super aggressive.

            Next up would be getting a 10mm. Bestbelt makes a good belt for a good price. The "athlete" belt is what you would want from them most likely.
            Awesome! Just ordered the 6.5mm -- I think this is exactly what I'm looking for. Something relatively comfortable, but that will help stabilize the lower back a bit and keep things tight.

            Appreciate it!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by recursivegains View Post
              Awesome! Just ordered the 6.5mm -- I think this is exactly what I'm looking for. Something relatively comfortable, but that will help stabilize the lower back a bit and keep things tight.



              Appreciate it!

              Seems like they sell two versions of this belt. Would like to get your feedback...
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              • #8
                I'll let you know how it is! Will likely arrive next week, so I'll post a review after wearing it a bit =)

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                • #9
                  So, quick update. I've been using this for 2 weeks now -- I totally love it. The belt is really comfortable, and provides a ton of lower back support. My lower back usually feels bad doing leg press / squats, but wearing this thing makes it feel like gold.

                  Highly recommended.

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                  • #10
                    Thx for posting
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by doug1 View Post
                      My back has been better without using a belt the last few squat sessions. I may pitch mine in trash soon.
                      This ^ .

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                      • #12
                        I tend to go towards the softer and more comfortable belts whenever I decide to use one. I might buy myself one of the Schiek belts. I only use them on the absolute heaviest sets. I wouldn't use them at all but I have spondylolethesis in my low-back. If that vertebrae moves a little too much forward or back, I'm in for a world of pain for about 2 weeks that limits all my other training.

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                        • #13
                          So, random observation from wearing a belt every session for almost 3 months straight now:

                          - My waist is a lot tighter when walking around normally.
                          - My stomach is hardening up quite a bit, especially after training sessions (even when no core work is done at all).
                          - My pants are way baggy.

                          I've also been cutting down weight, but my waist size has dropped several inches.

                          When I go into the gym, after stretching / warmups, I'll vacuum and throw that belt on there fucking tight. Then I'll just keep on until cardio time.

                          I've noticed that this really forces me to 'suck it in' the entire time, and keep my core tight and sorta on my mind.

                          Take this with a grain of salt though -- I'm still pretty fat.

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                          • #14
                            Enzer Makes some great lifting belts !

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