Most people think that weight-lifting belts act like a brace to support your torso so your core muscles don’t have to, which is a false claim. Lifting belts can actually help you increase the use of the abs and lower-back muscles. Research has shown that wearing a belt while lifting either has little effect on the use of the erector spinae muscles or actually increases their use by up to 25 percent. Studies on weightlifting belts also show a solid increase in the muscle activity of the rectus abdominis.
The data suggest that wearing a belt might increase core development, not hinder it. When you are squatting or deadlifting several hundred pounds, I highly suggest you try any means possible to increase the stability of your spine and reduce the compressive forces on it. Here are three key reasons you should consider belting up before you lift.
3 Key Benefits:
– STABILISE AND REDUCE STRESS ON THE SPINE
– CREATE BETTER BODY BIOMECHANICS
– IMPROVED PERFORMANCE
|Length (CM)||Size||Suitable Waist Size (CM)|
|90||S||65 – 88|
|100||M||72 – 91|
|110||L||79 – 97|
|120||XL||87 – 112|