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Old 03-06-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
Matt Spangler
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Inzer belt

I know there are a bunch belt threads out there but I'm looking for feedback on the Inzer 10mm lever belt.

http://www.inzernet.com/detail_belt....VER_LEVER_10MM (wfs)

Pros/cons to this belt.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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Re: Inzer belt

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I know there are a bunch belt threads out there but I'm looking for feedback on the Inzer 10mm lever belt.

http://www.inzernet.com/detail_belt....VER_LEVER_10MM (wfs)

Pros/cons to this belt.
Thanks.
I'd spring for the 13mm. More support and lasts forever.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:09 PM   #3
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Re: Inzer belt

my friend has the 13 and it's great. i've used it before and loved it. i've got a single prong and it is a pain to get on/off. the lever is much easier.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:58 AM   #4
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Re: Inzer belt

I don't have an Inzer, but I have a Titan with the lever and absolutely love it versus a prong (single or double). Might want to consider Titan as well if cost is an issue as I think they are quite a bit cheaper if I remember correctly.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:09 PM   #5
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Re: Inzer belt

Id go for the thicker one too! I swear by my Rehband Strongman belt though, it gives just enough support and its not to tight or restrictive to leave on for more then a max effort.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:30 PM   #6
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Re: Inzer belt

I got the 10mm this year. I'm a small guy, and 10mm seems thick enough for me. 5'6" and 175lbs.

I got the single prong, it's easy for me to get it tight enough to push my abs into it, and it has helped me feel more stable in squats. I might be able to get it tighter, but it would be really tough. I'm not experienced enough with belts to know if the next notch tighter would really be beneficial.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:55 PM   #7
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Re: Inzer belt

10mm single prong all the way - it's the only belt we recommend. Nothing wrong with the 13mm but it will take longer to break in (especially if you're not 250+) and it's not legal under any IPF affiliate. And unless you plan to 1) have multiple belts or 2) use the same tightness every lift every session ... go prong. Levers are great, but pain in the *** if you need versatility.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:49 AM   #8
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Re: Inzer belt

I respect the hell out of Anthony's opinion, but I would toss this out: The lever is SO easy to get on and off.

He's right about width, if you ever want to compete, get the 10mm, and it takes less time to soften up.

Where I disagree is that in many ways, you either want a belt or you don't. I do what he's talking about admittedly, where I may go two holes because it's a longer set or not that heavy, and then tighten up to three when the **** gets real. BUT, I have had at least a couple of coaches that I really respected ask me why: "You're either wearing a belt or you aren't." Ie, it's either tight or it's raw.

In summation, Inzer 10mm lever is not that expensive, I bought my delicate flower of a wife this belt (in pink) for Valentine's day, and it will last her forever. It's easy to get on and off. If you have a small waist, the leather will have to be bent more, and it will be hard to get a prong belt off. Seriously. Get a tiny girl with a 24" waist into a thick hard belt, then try to get her out. It's a fight. The lever belt is SO EASY!
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:58 AM   #9
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Re: Inzer belt

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10mm single prong all the way - it's the only belt we recommend. Nothing wrong with the 13mm but it will take longer to break in (especially if you're not 250+) and it's not legal under any IPF affiliate. And unless you plan to 1) have multiple belts or 2) use the same tightness every lift every session ... go prong. Levers are great, but pain in the *** if you need versatility.
That is not exactly true.
The USAPL operates under the IPF, and it allows the 13mm belts.

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I use the 13mm Inzer forever lever belt and I love it.

I don't find the lever to be a pain at all. I find it to be a "set it and forget it" type of belt.

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Old 03-09-2012, 11:33 AM   #10
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Re: Inzer belt

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That is not exactly true.
The USAPL operates under the IPF, and it allows the 13mm belts.
I stand corrected! Is this a change within the last few years? I could have sworn it was 10mm.

As for the lever, they are awesome, but I use different settings for sq/bp/dl and even those can vary day to day depending on how I feel. With a lever it's the same setting every time, every exercise, every lift, every rep. Not always ideal.
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