Belt

>is the only accessory that has a real function that actually provides benefits
>said benefits are provided to ALL levels of lifting, rather than just competitive level as many erroneously suggests
>despite that IST is incredibly vocal against using it, many claiming you a cheater for wearing one
Why does IST hate them so much again?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't have them because they are cheating. I hate them because I'm so used to bracing without the that they fuck up my brace and cause me to injure myself.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because IST is full of cope, and this is just one of many of them

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it justifies their weakness

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    helps stop my back pain

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Correct your form.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    that IST is incredibly vocal against using it, many claiming you a cheater for wearing one
    >Why does IST hate them so much again?
    I have never seen this and i browse here since 2010

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      then you don't really browse this board much

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They aren't the only accessory with real function.

    Straps are great for letting back work actually hit your back instead of just your grip. Wrist wraps are great for keeping wrists straight on presses.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Having trouble hitting the back most exercises always falls on forearms more. What kind of straps and what lifts do you suggest for last?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Standard lifting straps are fine, but I find versa or cobra grips faster to use and more versatile. I use them on rows, pull downs, Chinups, etc. I don't use them on Deadlifts usually. But do from time to time to really push them.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Doesn’t it weaken your core though or it’s a nonexistent/negligible effect?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Doesn’t it weaken your core though
      No you're going to build your core strength if you go heavier than without a belt on a lift. You definitely want to get as strong as you can get before belting up. People recommend different stages but it's largely up to you when you feel that your core is not catching up to your legs.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it's negligible because 99.99% of normal routines has at least one or two core strengthening workout anyway, so it cancels out any potential negatives

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No, that's a myth. It actually makes your core stronger than beltless training because it allows you to brace harder

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This is my experience with belts, my abs usually feel more sore the next day when I use one versus not using one.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No. It just reminds you to use your core. That's a dumb meme that keeps spreading

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      as other guys said, it's literally the other way around
      the weaken your core bullshit is a completely unfounded misinformation spread by dyels

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because I see dyel gays using them all the time for 3pl8 deadlifts. 99% of time while pulling sumo.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I use belt for 3pl8 rdl and i am a DYEL. What's the issue?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How else am I gonnae hold me kilt up

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just started using one for my heaviest sets and it’s a game changer. My form without it has actually improved in the meantime too.
    Chalk is good for deadlifts as well though

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    People think you need to reach an arbitrary weight before you can use belts otherwise it looks stupid. But belts are great, straps too.

    Belts have literally 0 downsides, however straps makes you rely less on grip strength so I'd recommend doing some grip training if you use straps if you want nice forearms.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They're for gays. At the gym yesterday there was a guy next to me wearing one to deadlift barely 2pl8.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >wearing one to deadlift barely 2pl8.
      literally nothing wrong with that

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    this image makes it look like the guys lets are weird and he is straddling something between them

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because people use them as a crutch instead of learning how to brace

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Look, if you're benching or doing bent rows with light weights and one of these on the only conclusion I can come to is your abs don't work

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The bottom pic arms looks like the legs to the top pic's torso in the OP image. Can't unsee it.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I love all forms of cheating. Fuck nerds on the internet

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    if you get in a fight you won't have your knee sleeves and belts or special shoes. if you can't lift in your normal clothes then the weight is too much for you

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Belts and chalk are based.
    straps and knee sleeves are cringe.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You're not always gonna have a belt on you

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