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Old 04-07-2011, 05:42 AM   #1
Martin Bauer
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What belt should I get?

I have already decided to get a belt, so please no discussion about whether I need one or not
But I have no idea about belts, so I would like to get some help selecting one.
I would use the belt only for training (no competitions).
I currently live in the UK and I guess this is the shop to order from (it was recommended on a few websites)?
http://www.pullum-sports.co.uk/acces...ts/cat_15.html
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Which belt should I get?
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:40 AM   #2
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Re: What belt should I get?

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Old 04-07-2011, 08:21 AM   #3
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Re: What belt should I get?

Get a "Lever" type belt. Shame they cost so much on your side of the pond. But the Lever is just a great thing to have on your belt due to the ease with which you can close it, and when you release it, it gives you a few inches to spare, so you don't have to take it completely off between sets.

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Old 04-07-2011, 08:45 AM   #4
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Re: What belt should I get?

Not sure if they ship internationally, but I use the Athlete belt from bestbelts.net (wfs) and its an awesome belt. Great customer service too.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:49 AM   #5
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Re: What belt should I get?

so that would be a good one?
http://www.pullum-sports.co.uk/acces.../prod_517.html
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:22 AM   #6
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Re: What belt should I get?

I use Pullum's own 2-prong belt and have found it to be excellent, although my only other real point of reference was from using a crappy Gold's Gym 10 affair which wasn't up to much. This is the one I use, which i see is a little cheaper than the Titan -

http://www.pullum-sports.co.uk/acces...t/prod_24.html (wfs)

I've never really seen the argument in terms of the added ease of use with a lever belt. I mean, is it really that hard to fasten a belt with prongs?! It's like getting velcro fastening shoes because tying laces is too much of a chore...

I have to wonder though, if you're only using it for general training and not looking to compete in powerlifting or anything like that, it might not be worth the rather large cost of the competition style belts. Could you be just as happy with the much cheaper Pullum training belt? I guess it all depends on what kind of money you have available to spend...
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:50 AM   #7
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Re: What belt should I get?

I do not plan to compete, but I read that belts should be about 10mm and the training belt is 7mm, so I decided against it.
But I really have no idea about belts.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:50 AM   #8
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Re: What belt should I get?

I think 10mm is the max legal width for most lifting federations, which is why it's a common width, but 7mm will still give you plenty of support especially if you're used to no support at all.

The best suggestion would be to find someone who currently uses a belt and ask if you can have go to get a feel of it. That's what i did, i wouldn't have forked out that much cash on a belt without knowing what it felt like first.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:50 AM   #9
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Re: What belt should I get?

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I think 10mm is the max legal width for most lifting federations, which is why it's a common width, but 7mm will still give you plenty of support especially if you're used to no support at all.

The best suggestion would be to find someone who currently uses a belt and ask if you can have go to get a feel of it. That's what i did, i wouldn't have forked out that much cash on a belt without knowing what it felt like first.
USPA, USAPL, SPF, APF and USPF all allow 13mm thickness belts. It is the width of the belt that generally is restricted to maximum 10 cm.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:59 AM   #10
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Re: What belt should I get?

not sure how heavy you lift but i have one of those $15.00 valeo velcro belts and it's night and day between belt no belt. works great for me, but admittedly i'm not lifting the load a lot of folks around here are.
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