CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Equipment
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Equipment Outfitting a serious gym. Vendors & suppliers. Devices & equipment

Thread Tools
Old 07-24-2011, 09:50 AM   #1
Zach Reed
Member Zach Reed is offline
Zach Reed's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Mt Pleasant  SC
Posts: 258
Good All-Purpose Belt

I'd like to get a belt that I can use for both olympic and powerlifting but haven't been able to find a good consensus for a belt that will fit both needs. I've seen a lot of people on this forum recommending the athlete's belt from best belts but wasn't sure if that'd be too bulky for the oly lifts.

On pendlay forums I saw a post from Glenn that said many of his lifters use a basic $20 belt from Valeo, as seen here. (WFS)

I also saw a post in the Catalyst forums saying that the Schiek belt was used by many of their lifters. here (WFS)

Does anyone have experience with using these belts (or another) that works well for both oly and powerlifting? Thanks ahead of time.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 10:50 AM   #2
Andrew N. Casey
Banned Andrew N. Casey is offline
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Abilene  KS
Posts: 2,590
Re: Good All-Purpose Belt

i have lifted in every kind of belt out there. in my opinion, the valeo or schiek will do just fine. unless you are wanting to be a world class powerlifter and are using those crushing kind of weight then these belts work just fine. i personally like the contour shape of the schiek, especially when doing deadlifts. and actuall the adjustability on some of the cheaper belts is better because they don't use the buckle system. just don't be upset if you have to replace the cheaper velcro ones once a year. just my $0.02

Last edited by Andrew N. Casey; 07-24-2011 at 10:52 AM.. Reason: spelling / word order / clarification
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 11:38 AM   #3
Anson Castelvecchi
Member Anson Castelvecchi is offline
Anson Castelvecchi's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Salisbury  NC
Posts: 340
Re: Good All-Purpose Belt

I use the Valeo II, it's a great all around belt that's not too restrictive.
Silverback Strength Equipment
  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
% of 1RM, belt vs no belt Zach Gates Exercises 10 05-06-2009 09:54 AM
what's the purpose Dustin Boman Starting 8 01-26-2009 08:55 AM
What is the purpose of 2x -5x fat etc.? Ryan Holmes Nutrition 9 11-07-2007 10:21 AM
Just another musing on the purpose of CF... Brandon Oto Fitness 7 08-18-2007 08:08 AM
Weight Belt vs no belt? Jeff Murphy Starting 7 02-13-2004 05:09 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:01 AM.

CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.