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Old 01-07-2013, 09:36 AM   #4
Eric Montgomery
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Re: Weight belts again

Most smart people understand that they're a useful tool for getting stronger, just like wearing lifting shoes is making use of a tool that helps you get stronger.

The part in your post about reducing muscle activation is false though, and a belt won't stop you from "crushing your spine" or injuring your back if your form is bad. If you think a belt reduces muscle activation, then you've never worn a belt properly for a heavy squat or front squat day.....your abs should be screaming the next day from bracing against the belt.