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2011/04/05 19:33:48 (permalink)
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Women's Lifting Belt

Hi girlies....maybe guys too!
 
I'm now squatting & deadlifting 75+kgs and want to continue to move up weight.
I weigh 56kgs so if i'm squatting 80+kgs i really want to be wearing a belt especially if no-ones spotting me.
I've found loads of men's belts on the internet but can't find any women's ones!
Have any of you got one from somewhere that you can recommend?
 
 - i don't even mind using a mens one but i've used my friends a couple of times and its about 4" and doesn't fit properly and therefore doesn't give required support. So if you know the measurements of a mens one suitable for a woman that would help too.
 
Thank you lovely people x
 
 
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    kitty
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    Re:Women's Lifting Belt 2011/04/06 10:52:47 (permalink)
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    What makes you think a belt would be a good substitute for no spotter? (not a criticism, just curious)
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    Re:Women's Lifting Belt 2011/04/06 13:06:52 (permalink)
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    4" is pretty much the standard as this is in keeping with IPF standards.
    How is it 'not fitting properly?'
     
    There are a whole variety of belts to be found here of different sizes according to waist measurement.
    http://www.pullum-sports.co.uk/accessories/powerlifting-
    belts/cat_15.html
     
     
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    Re:Women's Lifting Belt 2011/04/06 16:34:49 (permalink)
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    kitty

    What makes you think a belt would be a good substitute for no spotter? (not a criticism, just curious)


    Errm okay, i've just realised how that sounds....
    Wasn't exactly what i meant - words came out wrong.
     
    In general just feel i would be more comfortable going for the heavier weights with the extra support.
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    Re:Women's Lifting Belt 2011/04/06 16:39:49 (permalink)
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    Thanks ElfinTan, i think it must have been the waist measurement. I needed it on the last holes and my body is very hourglass so it didn't sit very well round the bottom of my back because of the thickness.
     
    I just wondered if they did womens ones that were more suited to a female physique.
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    Re:Women's Lifting Belt 2011/04/06 17:13:08 (permalink)
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    No problems Sarah, I now understand where you're coming from. I have one but back from when I was  in my early 20s, think my Dad had it made for me. I can't fasten it at the moment .......don't wear it but sorry it's not for grabs as I might need it in the future.
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    Re:Women's Lifting Belt 2011/04/06 22:23:46 (permalink)
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    The belt gives you support around the abdominal area by once you have tightened your belt you push your tummy against it....inhale and fill your lungs, hold and lift! This all serves the purpose of creating a 'solid' mid section during heavy lifts and so by preventing injury. If the belt is one that is narrower at the front there is less surface area the 'press' against. The support for you back actually comes from the front....if that makes sense lol. I will see if I can upload a photo on me belted lifting.
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    Re:Women's Lifting Belt 2011/04/12 07:57:13 (permalink)
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    *lightbulb* 
    Thanx Tan! 
    I may pinch that & see if I can't get it posted up in the gym for abit!
    I've never seen the point of them, figure if I need one I shouldn't be lifting that weight, but never done serious powerlifting like you. But I do focus hard on a strong mid section as you describe during lifts. 
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