April’s Belt Review
So, Steph asked me to do a review on belts. And I know I’m basically one of the only powerlifters on this site…so I was nervous to speak about belts to mostly crossfitters. However, we do a lot of the same lifts with the same idea in mind: Lift heavy ass weights ya’ll.
When I began, I used a buckle belt from INZER; I loved it because it was purple, and I hated it because it literally took everything Stephen (my incredible husband) and I had to get it on and off because it was insanely stiff. When you’re lifting, you need the belt to be snug, like only fitting a couple of fingers in between yourself and it. So, when you push your belly into that belt, you are stable as possible.
So, to be stuck in something squeezing the life out of you isn’t fun…especially if you’re weirdly clausterphobic (just one of my many phobias–maybe I’ll do a funny article just about my phobias…) like me. Then, I tried a lever belt….and heaven’s light shown down on that beautiful day! I bought one of my own, also INZER, and with a lever instead of a buckle. It’s easily adjustable and quick to take off or put on the moment before the lift. So, in powerlifting and for me personally, my favorite belt so far in my powerlifting world, is the INZER lever belt. It’s wonderful. I ordered it from the INZER site, and it took about three weeks to get. I ordered fuscia, but I think if you get black, it’s delivered a lot faster. I also think you can get it from Houseofpain.com and they are supposedly faster. So, there’s my two cents on the belts….nothing scientific….I’m just not that cool.
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We are by no means experts here, but we do like to shop. So if you have suggestions on a GREAT belt or where to find ones for good prices, LET US KNOW!
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