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Old 10-23-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
Greg Light
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Belt for Olympic Use

I have a powerlifting belt (lever style) that I really don't like to do olympic lifts with. Its just not comfortable to use to get into the correct positions, so I was thinking of picking up this (WFS): http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...d=299&pid=2480

Anyone have any experience with this and a recommendation on if it would work for what I need?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:18 AM   #2
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Re: Belt for Olympic Use

Haven't tried the spud belt but by the looks of it the belt is a tough piece of stiff cloth and the guy in the video seem to have to tuck the excess belt into the back which might get annoying. I've got a Nylon harbinger belt with a roller buckle, 4in width all the way around and it has some flex so it won't dig into you and it won't break the bank (WFS) http://www.amazon.com/Harbinger-4-In...harbinger+belt


I've PR'd my DL at 405 with it so I'm a happy camper. I've also used it for heavy split jerks and squat cleans with no problem.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:33 AM   #3
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Re: Belt for Olympic Use

I use this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:07 PM   #4
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Re: Belt for Olympic Use

Thanks guys. Both look interesting and I like the price on those better than the Spud.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:34 PM   #5
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Re: Belt for Olympic Use

Greg, I have a Spud Inc Belt and like it a lot. It works better than lever belts for Oly lifts but is still not ideal. It still can get in the way, just less so than standard Power Lifting belts. I just bought a Valeo belt since I have heard from many in my area that they really like them. We shall see!

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Old 10-23-2012, 07:00 PM   #6
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Re: Belt for Olympic Use

i am also using the harbinger 4-inch...i really like it. would prefer it to be a bit thicker, but it's a solid lifting belt.
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