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Old 10-23-2006, 10:03 AM   #1
Tyler Fainstat
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Do many crossfitters use a weight belt for O-Lifting centered WODS?

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Old 10-23-2006, 10:18 AM   #2
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No belts..No straps (seems to be a theme lately)

Start lighter and get form correct before attempting heavier weights. Bad form will only lead to injury. Unless you are going for an olympic record of 500lb+ DLs....then skip the belt.
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:08 AM   #3
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Tyler,

Let me give you a dissenting opinion. There is a place and time to use both items that depends on the individual. Things to watch out for is to use the items when it's not necessary and when you use them as a crutch. There is a lot of information on the board to be read about both items and the topic was just discussed in the latest Crossfit Journal. Do your own reading/experimenting and find what works best for you.
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:02 AM   #4
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Also, you already have a built in weight belt...it's called the TVAs (transverse abdominals). Learn to activate them and it will support your back in a more natural way. So some OHS, planks, russian twists to work on TVA recruitment.

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Old 10-24-2006, 10:33 AM   #5
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Thanks boys- good advice, Ty
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