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21-07-2019, 22:18   #1
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Power lifting belt

Hi,

Mislaid my old belt and now need a new belt. Generally I'd only use a belt for squats or military press.

The old belt was tapered to the front (I think it was 4" at the rear panel tapering into 2.5"??? at the front).

I'm currently looking at the following, is there any sensible reason for omitting or choosing any of these options? The final two may be the same belt as the blurb is almost identical.

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  1. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...S22&th=1&psc=1
  2. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Maxx-Weig..._iPbBkWwv1O6qg
  3. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Weight-Li...bG24afG8JGcTLw
  4. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Be-Smart-...jRniVvzaQ8d2Bw
  5. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Weight-Po...3dwXdU8GJ4Y80g
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21-07-2019, 22:28   #2
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At a glance, they're all 4", 10mm belts with levers.
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21-07-2019, 22:55   #3
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Yes, is that wrong to be going for?
The old one was a different type, but I don't specifically need that style and was told that the fuller front would provide better support.
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21-07-2019, 23:11   #4
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Yes, is that wrong to be going for?
The old one was a different type, but I don't specifically need that style and was told that the fuller front would provide better support.
4" all round and 10mm is what you would be looking for in a decent belt. Not much to distinguish between the ones linked
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22-07-2019, 12:51   #5
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Grand thanks.
I didnt really want to go for a normal buckle type one again, so only showed the lever type ones.
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22-07-2019, 18:01   #6
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Look up liftinglarge.com.

The Torro is a great belt for around €85.

You will have to import it from the U.S and pay around €10-15 customs tax.

It's highly recommended online as the best of the lower priced belts. 4 Inches and 10mm
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01-08-2019, 19:18   #7
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Got a belt a tried it last night for the first time.
Cut me to shreds. See photo. Will this pass as it supples up or should I have gone for another belt, maybe 3" or a belt similar to my old one?
It was sitting in sometimes to my hip and ribs. I'm 5'7 so maybe to small for a 4" belt although I see smaller girls lifting here with 4" belts.

Damn!

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01-08-2019, 19:21   #8
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Can't see a photo but some are stiffer and will leave you looking like Larry Wheels' missus. Should ease up over time.
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01-08-2019, 22:59   #9
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It will soften but takes time.

Keep rolling it. That softens it up
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16-08-2019, 22:02   #10
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Still rolling it but no joy. It was not an expensive belt so the quality of the leather is probably not up to Inzer standard.
I've read on other forums that soaking it in hot water will soften it and allow it to roll with you during squats etc. Rolling along the length is not the issue for me, it's when I hinge the bottom and top dig in to the point where I can't squat low.

Do you just roll lengthways in both directions and leave rolled up tight for periods of time?
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Still rolling it but no joy. It was not an expensive belt so the quality of the leather is probably not up to Inzer standard.
I've read on other forums that soaking it in hot water will soften it and allow it to roll with you during squats etc. Rolling along the length is not the issue for me, it's when I hinge the bottom and top dig in to the point where I can't squat low.

Do you just roll lengthways in both directions and leave rolled up tight for periods of time?
My belt was the same but it dug in to my ribs when Deadlifting. Now i can deadlift with it and its fine.

It will take more time than you think 1-3 months to really soften up.

Just roll lengthways. I wouldnt use water
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Are you wearing the belt too tight?
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Are you wearing the belt too tight?
Yes
I loosened it out one eyelet and it is now much better. I think I was watching some of the others horse theirs up very tight and decided to do the same myself.

At the weekend it rolled it one way overnight and then rolled it the other way the following night. I put the lever on eyelet looser and so far it seems much better. I'm doing a longer set tonight so we'll see how I get on with that.

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It shouldn't be tight , per se, when it's on. You need to be able to brace hard against it but that doesn't mean it has to be tight.
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Definitely done something to that rib. Towards the end of each week it becomes tender.
Going to chop some height of the belt dorm to approx 3.5" at the weekend and rest the ribs. Belt definitely done some type of damage to the rib.
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