At what point should I wear it?

How many kilograms is enough to wear one of this without looking as a gay? Or should I wear it just because my back hurts after squatting?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    just don't wear it at all

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      ?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous
        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          He’s not even squatting. Tf are you talking about? Post body with timestamp or leave

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I understand that this is heavy regardless but what’s with the band? Is he using that to assist the lift? Why not just take a small amount of weight off?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            read it

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              yeah sure bro I’ll just read a whole book to answer a simple question about something I don’t really give a fuck about. thanks!

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You're such a fucking gay anon

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                read it

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >implying there are people who didn't.
                If you didn't, you're not people.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              You're such a fucking gay anon

              >implying there are people who didn't.
              If you didn't, you're not people.

              Post pdf

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It’s this one fine btw? The leather one is too expensive here

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Well number one, if youre asking this you probably look like a gay no matter what, since youre too new too be doing anything right. Number two, NO
      this is not fucking fine, its fucking trash. Buy a real leather belt or dont even wear one. a Pioneer brand belt will be the best bang for your buck. I have one myself ive used for about a year.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        > Buy a real leather belt or dont even wear one.
        Then I’m not wearing it

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Good dont. If you really wanna look like a gay buy that useless fucking valeo belt and squat with it. Dont forget your squat plug. If you cant invest 100$ for your hobby youll stay dyel

          I have yet to see any proof that belts are anything but a cope unless you are a competitive lifter.
          Think about it, it’s meant to brace your core so you can support heavier weight than your core will normally allow.
          But what’s the point of lifting that extra weight now with a belt instead of just working on your core strength until you can do it without the belt?

          >Its meant to brace your core
          Fucking moron. Ever heard of intra-abdominal pressure? The valsalva maneuver? You brace your core, your belt locks your vertibre in place internally. Another dyel spotted

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >The valsalva maneuver?
            Yes in fact your mom liked it last night

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Those are worthless. Get a leather one or use the one at your gym. Any decent gym has a few.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have yet to see any proof that belts are anything but a cope unless you are a competitive lifter.
    Think about it, it’s meant to brace your core so you can support heavier weight than your core will normally allow.
    But what’s the point of lifting that extra weight now with a belt instead of just working on your core strength until you can do it without the belt?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have some pain in my back man, I just think it could help stopping it. How many kg do you squat without a belt?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      squats are a leg exercise, if you are failing because of your core, you are not working your legs

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is about as dumb as someone not using straps to deadlift and hindering gains because muh grip strength

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        how so? the reasoning make sense
        you cant actually lift it if the weakest link wont let you.

        there are two world records for DL. One with and without straps. in reality there should only be one.

        https://i.imgur.com/AfNgTDU.jpg

        How many kilograms is enough to wear one of this without looking as a gay? Or should I wear it just because my back hurts after squatting?

        straps and belts should not count as your official PR.
        But they are useful in preventing the weakest link of your body from impeding the other muscles

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >straps and belts should not count as your official PR.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've been lifting for 12 years and I haven't worn a belt once.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Good to know, I’m only 3 months so I guess I don’t need it either, then

      Those are worthless. Get a leather one or use the one at your gym. Any decent gym has a few.

      Thanks man, I just avoided spend lots of money on this thing. Appreciate it

      Good dont. If you really wanna look like a gay buy that useless fucking valeo belt and squat with it. Dont forget your squat plug. If you cant invest 100$ for your hobby youll stay dyel
      [...]
      >Its meant to brace your core
      Fucking moron. Ever heard of intra-abdominal pressure? The valsalva maneuver? You brace your core, your belt locks your vertibre in place internally. Another dyel spotted

      Whatever

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You didnt have to tell us youre 3 months in we know. You must be 18+ to post here you broke fuck.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Suck my dick or post body and height with timestamp

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      based. fuck belts. learn to brace your core instead of wrapping up for your 225 squat.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Heavy deadlifting and squatting for 12 years or fucking around in the gym doing cable nonsense? Whats your total

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Powerlarping or actually gaining size

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          nobody gains size fucking around with cables. Dyel time wasting pajeet spotted

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Cables are how many people put on size. There's a reason virtually every bodybuilder uses them. Even cable curls are superior to Barbell curls.

            Of course, you likely won't get big without doing compounds, but chasing 1rms isn't how you put on size. Deadlifts in particular are pretty shit for putting size on anything but your back. Squats are solid, but hack squat works better for many people due to leverages. Mostly taller lifters though.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >Deadlifts in particular are pretty shit for putting size on anything but your back.
              What are traps? What are glutes? What are hamstring?
              >Squats are solid, but hack squat works better for many people due to leverages
              What how explain

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >What are traps?
                Deadlifts? Traps?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Deadlifts? Traps?
                Tell me you've never deadlifted heavy without telling me you've never deadlifted heavy. Deadlift grow your traps particularly your upper traps through weighted stretch

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I do 150kg 3x3 and I've never felt it in my traps. Maybe I'm a retard.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Do you ever feel your erector spinae(picrel) when lifting or get sore in them? I don't but they've gotten bigger since I started deadlifting heavy, they don't get. fatigued easily for the same reason traps don't fatigue easily, they are essential support musculature and if they got fatigued easily your body won't be able to support your spine or shoulders

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      How do your pants stay up?

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    bro got a melanoma?

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Inzer or SBD?

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Typically I'll use a simple old school wide back belt when I want to set a PR. I don't use them in training

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You dont really need one unless you are trying to hit a PR or compeating or whatever, but you are free to do whatever the fuck you want

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Technically speaking, there is no arbitrary point where you should wear a belt.
    Practically speaking, you'll look silly if you're squatting less than 225.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      less than 315 for reps more like

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I stopped using it because it doesn't do anything unless you are pulling some roid number weights

    Atg pause squatted 150kg without one.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If your back hurts after squatting you're probably doing something wrong and a belt is not going to help you. Using a belt is fine when you are not a beginner and are pushing your current limits.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thx

      > causing your lower back to flex at the bottom
      I think I’m doing exactly this. I just saw bodybuilders going really deep while squatting. So it’s not for everyone, I presume?

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >my back hurts after squatting
    its not a crutch for shitty form
    your back hurts because you are either going deeper than your hips will allow, causing your lower back to flex at the bottom, or you are leaning too far forward and turning it into a good morning
    fix your form

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wear it whenever you want, fuck what other people think

    Btw, do you guys think lifting without a belt trans your core more?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      core is a myth

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    disregard the advice given ITT by tryhards

    Buy the cheap belt, make sure you can actually wear it comfortably. You can start now. Wear or properly when doing squats and deadlifts. The belt is nice accessory for noobies, especially when you are scared your form is subpar. Do use the belt, but try to get your form right. Ultimately if you dont compete you shouldnt have to wear a belt at all. As in, if your last series makes you feel weird in the lumbar area without a belt, then something is not right. Alternate between workouts with and without belt

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks fren

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >im soo fucking retarded

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        the guy is new to lifting and struggles with proper form, he wont spend top bax for some fancy equipment. He either gets a proper form (difficult to do and takes time), get a belt or stops lifting altogether. I say, remember the basics and get yourself a cheap belt, maybe then something will click in his head.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I wear that shit even when I go to the grocery store. I make sure it always matches my armwatch (Citizen B620 black strap $199 MSRP)

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    your back hurts after squatting because you go lower than your mobility allows and you go in lumbar hyperextension at the bottom
    nothing to do with whether you use some piece of equipment or not
    spend time fixing your form not money buying equipment

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      So it’s not for everyone going low like this??

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        mobility is something you can improve over time so the lowest you can squat right now isn't necessarily the same you will be able to squat in 6 months if you do mobility work regularly
        anyway for now try to go as low as you can without compensating with your lower back, many exercises are already taxing for your lower back, no need to absolutely fry it for a few centimeters of deeper squat

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I’ll do as you’ve said mate

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    When you're ready to accept being a gay

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you don't know if you need it don't use it, you'll know when you need a belt. Ignore anyone posting about never using one, 95% of this board can't even squat lmao3plate don't take advice from them

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Who cares bro

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    OP, just from reading all your stupid fucking posts itt, i can tell with certainty that you are NGMI

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just wear it. Screw other people.
    When I squat, I put it on the moment I hit one plate. I’m not going to accidentally hurt myself pushing 135lbs. Be safe.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can squat 3 plates for reps without it but it feels like shit. Can squat 4 plates for 1 rep with it. Once the weight gets heavy enough it all feels like death and there's no point risking a snap city over a tiny slip in form

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wear it whenever you want

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    only when going over 85% of your 1RM

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