Weightlifting Belts: Should You Use One? Pro and Con – BreakingMuscle.com

Weightlifting Belts: Should You Use One? Pro and Con – BreakingMuscle.com

Article from BreakingMuscle.com

By Nick Horton, Contributor – Olympic Weightlifting, Sports Psychology

Depending upon who you ask the question, “Should I wear a weightlifting belt?” you can end up getting an emphatic “yes”, a condescending “no”, or an uninterested “I don’t care.”

For instance, powerlifters obsessively use specialized weightlifting belts while CrossFitters are proud they never do. Bodybuilders are split with some believing belts essential for both safety and performance reasons and others believing them to actually INCREASE your risk of injury over time. Olympic lifters don’t really care either way.

Given all of that, it can be hard to parse out an easy answer to what seems like a simple question…

Click the link below to sort out some of the confusion…

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