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Old 05-06-2010, 05:58 PM   #21
Brian Bedell
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Re: Wearing a belt

Imma gonna guinea pig this for y'all. Currently, I can atg low bar back squat 3 x 5 reps 345lbs. A lil' low for me actually. I can perfect form DL 1x5 about 385, a lil low for me again. I had my appendix out about 2 months ago. But at my advanced age and not having worn a belt in over 15 years we surely should see some diff. and/or evidence of the awesomness of belting. THis will be good example of intermediate lifter using a belt for the first time basically. I may forget all about this experiment if I see something shiny, so feel free to remind me. Off to measure my belly for belt purchase tomorrow!
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:03 PM   #22
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Re: Wearing a belt

There is no need to be a guinea pig for anything, it's been proven over and over again that a belt works to do its job: allow you to lift more weight.
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:00 AM   #23
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Well then I'm conducting my own experiment. Don't rain on my parade.
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:23 AM   #24
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Well then I'm conducting my own experiment. Don't rain on my parade.
Still i would like to know how it goes Brian, thanks.
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:01 AM   #25
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Still i would like to know how it goes Brian, thanks.
Ditto. Keep us updated.
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:40 AM   #26
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Cool. Ordered belt today from bigger, faster, stronger. Ordered 4" all the way around leather belt. The EFS belts recommended in article, are probably better but will take like a month to get to me. I should get this belt much sooner and I'm sure it's fine. If it gets too flexible over time I will get EFS belt.
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:48 AM   #27
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Re: Wearing a belt

If you JUST want max strength, its the way to go......but your making big sacrifices in function in the long run.
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:05 AM   #28
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If you JUST want max strength, its the way to go......but your making big sacrifices in function in the long run.
Support this?
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:19 AM   #29
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Re: Wearing a belt

That's such BS.. not backsquat ;P

Look, that's like saying barbell training isn't functional because you never use barbells in day to day life.. Okay, well I never do handstands either. The belt makes you stronger by increasing intra-abdominal pressure. If you can train heavier with a belt, eventually you'll be able to get that weight without the belt. It makes you stronger faster. You're not "sacrificing functionality". Strong muscle is strooooong.
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:26 AM   #30
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Support this?
pushing out (bracing) is concommitant with laxity in the pelvic floor......which makes for stuff like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbRh2...eature=related (kinda NSFW)

Belts help the adult diaper industry stay strong
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