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Why Belt's Are A Must When Lifting Big Weights

Would a builder choose to hammer nails with his hand, or use a hammer?

Kind of a stupid analogy if you ask me, but it gets the point across.

Why limit yourself in lifting by choosing to go against a belt when lifting near-maximum weights?

What do belts actually do? And where do they become important in lifting?

Belt's provide a layer of support, the tension on generally weaker areas of the body;

The Lower back & Core. But the belt is much more important than that, it also prevents hyperextension in overhead lifts, and allows novice lifters to practice tensing their core before a lift, by using the belt as a guide to push against.

So when looking at lifting heavy on your next top set, max out day or lifting meet, add the belt.

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