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Old 10-13-2003, 05:26 PM
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I recently purchased a weight lifting belt but haven't used it. I have mixed feelings about it. I got a very nice one at the sporting goods store for a decent price but feel kind of weird using it in the gym. I squat my weight but feel they are for the heavy squatters. I know it's helping my back as I have a touch of arthritis in that area. Does anyone else use one?

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Old 10-13-2003, 06:01 PM
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There have been quite a few other posts about this subject. I just did a search for the word "belts" on here and came up with quite a few. Although they dont cover arthritis in these posts so im sure a few others can help u out there.
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Old 10-13-2003, 06:33 PM
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I use a belt when I'm squatting, and I think it's great. It helps your back alot!! If you feel that you don't have to use it(don't use it) It's up to you really[img]/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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i never use one....and i squat 600+ lbs on my massing season. Good tight abs do the samething. and i have a bad back, inwhich i find good lower back and abs workouts are the absolute best for your lower body...not a weight belt. but to each his own i guess. I find they push in hard on my body in really high weight and sometime cause injury...for me anyways.
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Thanks I appreciate your input.

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Old 10-14-2003, 03:58 PM
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I think that if it gives you more confidence or if it helps you keep your form then do not feel "funny" using it. Besides, you are a heavy lifter, too. If you are working until near or at failure then you are a heavy lifter too, regardless of the actual weight amount.

My partner and I share a belt and I use it when we work out together. Otherwise, I do not use it but I will still squat without it.

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Old 10-14-2003, 05:16 PM
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Hey it's the big biceps chick! How's the workouts going for you these days?

Thanks for your input. I am at a corporate gym and I feel weird at times because everyone is so quiet and most are your exec types that are there to work out which is cool but not to get "big" so I got a couple of funny looks when I had my belt like they were saying well who are you that you need the belt or something. I miss my friends at Bally our motto was Life is Tough, Train Hard and we weren't afraid to sweat.

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Hi back and thanks for asking.

You are truly in a unique situation - working out in a corporate gym with execs. It may be the one time that you might need to be careful about making an impression. Especially if you think it would affect your job. On the one hand, you want to show that you are knowledgable and capable but certain "execs" may get intimidated by this. I think that only you know what is best.

Maybe try to make leg day the day that is least popular in the gym. Or, workout in disguise [img]/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img].




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Thanks Old School. You always have such good information to share with us. I will wear my belt for heavy poundage and let my back/lower back muscles get in on the act on my lighter days.

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