When it comes to exercise belts, they can be a great support for your training.
But, above all else, with their proper use they provide good protection for the back while performing exercises with heavy weights.
And before you decide to purchase this gym equipment, here are some tips for you.
When and why to use them?
Belts are desirable to use whenever you lift weights that are greater than 75% of your maximum on one repetition.
Wearing this prop will provide more support in the lower back, and therefore the spine is in a neutral position.
This is one of the most important things for the proper execution of movements with heavy weights.
How are they used?
Put the belt around your waist by first sucking in the stomach, determine how much you tighten it, then release the air.
The belt should be worn during the entire exercise. It is recommended to be made of leather rather than synthetic materials, as leather belts provide greater protection of the spinal column.
There are two types of belts: those for training and those intended for professional weight lifters.
The most common model used during exercise has a thickness of 8 centimeters.
Exactly this belt is recommended for the average bodybuilder who does not exercise with heavy weights at every workout.