Wearing a custom weight lifting belt can help you immensely to break through barriers and start packing on some serious muscle.
However, you need to know when to wear a belt and when not to. If you wear a belt too much you’ll end up ultimately injuring yourself later because your core muscles won’t be at the same level that your other muscles are. Here are a few times when you can be sure that you’re using to weight belt wisely.
If you need a custom weight lifting belt to protect your back during long lifting sessions, you may be wondering what type of belt you should get. If you’re recovering from an injury, especially a spinal injury or serious muscle strains or teacher, you should always ask a doctor before you start on any other weight lifting program.
He will be able to tell you what you should get and what type of exercises you are doing. However, if you just need one to protect your back, read on to find out what type of one you need.
The first thing that you will have to do is find a belt that actually fits. There are two parts to this:
First, you will need to make sure that the belt fits your waist. For belts with a quick-release system, this is not too much of a problem because you can adjust the belt as you need to for a custom fit every time.
However, if you’re using a belt with a hook and pin system you need to make sure that the belt will fit snugly around you. Sizes are not always the best guide either, because sometimes the pinholes will be a little too close or too far to give you the fit that you need making the belt nearly useless.
The only way that you will know for sure what belt fits you is to try it on, so make sure that you buy one from an online retailer with a good return policy or you try it on in the store before you buy it.
The second thing you need to look for in size is the actual height of the back of the belt.
This ranges from four to six inches and the taller you are, generally the bigger belt you will want. However, personal preference also plays a role here.
Some taller people may feel more comfortable with a smaller belt, so once again, try on any belt that you’re thinking about buying in the store or as soon as it comes in the mail before you make a final decision on it. The belt should fit snugly and give you support.
The next thing that you will need to decide is whether you want a nylon belt or a leather belt. Leather belts are preferred by some weightlifters because they offer more support, especially for deadlifts and squats.
However, they also can be rougher on your skin and constricting when you try to do compound movements like clean jerks. Nylon belts, on the other hand, have a slight amount of more give to them so they work better for powerlifters.
They are also gentler on the skin, which is great for people with more sensitive skin. Which type of belt you choose will depend on the type of lifting that you are doing and your personal preferences?
The type of weight lifting belts that you buy will be determined partly by the size and shape of your body and partly by your personal preferences. Always make sure that you try on any weight lifting belt you buy before you make the final purchase so you know if it will fit your body.