Fitness-Mad Weightlifting Support Belt
The back can be at serious risk of injury without proper support when weightlifting. The Fitness-Mad Weightlifting Support Belt has a functional and supportive design that is intended to reduce the chance of damage and provide extra comfort when performing heavy lifts.
Who Can Make Gains with the Weight Lifting Belt?
Using a weightlifting belt for heavy loads increases intra-abdominal pressure to make the torso sturdier. This makes the lower back stronger and less fatigued during lifts. This enables the wearer to lift more heavy weights, building muscle without exhausting the body.
Which Size Is Right for Me?
The Fitness-Mad Weight Lifting Support Belt is available in four different sizes. Please see the table below for further information, and select the size you require from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.
|Size ||Waist Circumference |
|Small ||70 - 81cm (27.5 - 30") |
|Medium ||81 - 94cm (32 - 37") |
|Large ||94 - 107cm (37 - 42") |
|Extra Large ||107 - 127cm (42 - 50") |
Key Features and Benefits
- Sturdy neoprene for maximum torso support
- Conforms to the lower back for comfort
- Velcro closure and metal buckle for secure fit
Why Use a Weight Lifting Belt?
Weightlifting belts are designed for intermediate to advanced lifters, in order to reduce stress on the spine and brace the core. They add stability and strength to back muscles, reducing the risk of injury and improving performance and power when working with heavy loads.
When Should I Use the Fitness-Mad Weight Lifting Belt?
A weightlifting belt is not required for regular machine weights or small dumbbells. You should only use one when lifting large weights on a barbell, such as when performing squats and deadlifts. Instances when you should make sure to wear a belt include:
- When performing maximal lifts: The belt supports the wearer's back to prevent damage during heavy-loaded exercises such as the deadlift.
- When the back is hyperextended: The belt will hold the lower torso rigid, reducing overextension. This includes exercises like the military press.
Is the Fitness-Mad Support Belt Comfortable?
Made from sturdy, smooth neoprene, the Fitness-Mad Weight Lifting Support Belt conforms to the contours of the lower back for a snug fit. Because it's highly important to achieve a secure fit, the Support Belt is fitted with a Velcro closure and strong metal buckle so this can be obtained.