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    Who wears a belt

    How many of you wear a belt and on what training days in particular???

    I wear it only on back day..

    I know its for extra support,,but wat else does it do??

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    Here is another thread about belts, in case you wanted more opinions.

    http://67.18.108.244/showthread.php?t=206004

    I will end up wearing one on back day once I get stronger, otherwise I won't.

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    I only wear one on heavy deads 450+

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    I used to use a belt, but I didn't feel comfortable with it, so I quit using it. I feel I have more control without the belt. I just make sure that I am aware of keeping good posture on any lifts and that my form is good to avoid injury.

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    Big strong abs, obliques and powerful transverse abdominus muscles will help reduce the need for a belt. A belt can be restrictive on breathing which is somewhat annoying

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGPHIL
    How many of you wear a belt and on what training days in particular???
    NEVER

    If you don't have back issues,you are only cheating yourself.Same goes with straps(well they are beneficial at times).


    Don't get me started on the homo's who wear gloves in the gym..Arggggghhhhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinnacle
    Don't get me started on the homo's who wear gloves in the gym..Arggggghhhhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinnacle
    NEVER

    Don't get me started on the homo's who wear gloves in the gym..Arggggghhhhh
    or belts for D/B curls lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.P.G
    or belts for D/B curls lol
    That's a hardcore activity S.P.G. You mean you never wear a belt with gloves and straps when performing alternating db curls? Your a better man than I...



    Seriously though, those ass clowns are always the type that never do legs...

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    Hey at least on leg day's the machines are free. They can curl and bench all they want but they won't grow
    *edit I also include the squat rack on legs day's unless some dumba** is using for curls. Then I just want to f*** them up.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinnacle
    Don't get me started on the homo's who wear gloves in the gym..Arggggghhhhh
    Ok, don't want to sound too girly now but I actually do wear gloves (luckily I workout at home and not in the gym) I feel uncomfortable about wearing gloves in the gym and it doesn't bother me at home. The reason I wear them though is my skin on my hands is so soft that the grip on the barbell and dumbbells tears up my skin. Since I use almost all freeweights I don't really get any relief from machines. I have tried to hammer through it but eventually my hands just get so sore that I end up having to take a week or so off just so my hands will heal and I can start lifting again. I know this isn't the case with all women but apparently I just have too soft of hands that don't want to adjust.... ok guess I can see why you called men that wear them gay
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    Ok get this gys... my G/F told me today that one of her old friends came to the shop she works in boasting that he had started training and was wearing his belt there and then LMFAO like its accesory.....

    well thats new on me going up town with ya belt on lol and a YORK one to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.P.G
    well thats new on me going up town with ya belt on lol and a YORK one to.
    YORK, haha, I bet he had just come from Argos. Hardcore enthusiast, buying his shit from there

    I like cheap, but not LOSER cheap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flexor
    YORK, haha, I bet he had just come from Argos. Hardcore enthusiast, buying his shit from there

    I like cheap, but not LOSER cheap...
    hahahah lol your right bro, it was argos....he got there 4 tubs of whey for 18pound to, Hmmmmm good shit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.P.G
    hahahah lol your right bro, it was argos....he got there 4 tubs of whey for 18pound to, Hmmmmm good shit....
    hahah, get this...

    "Creatamax 1064g Orange flavour formula - when taken as instructed, expect to notice increased muscle size in 2 to 4 weeks. Contains, along with high doses of creatine, the Maximuscle exclusive glutamine bicarbonate absorption system. Mixes instantly in water. 22 servings.

    £44.99

    If you don't want that though bro, then this is the next best thing. Its a few pence cheaper too so you won't break the bank

    For £40.00 you can get maximuscle cyclone containing whey, glutamine and other shit for only 1.2kg

    Bloody fvkers
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    I wear it on squats, dead lifts, heavy shrugs and heavy barbell curls, but other than that I don't wear it

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    Some have made the argument that by wearing a belt, you don't allow the lumbar section of your beck develop proprly because you end up babying it with the belt. Something to think about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinnacle
    NEVER

    Don't get me started on the homo's who wear gloves in the gym..Arggggghhhhh
    Can't agree with that one. I wear them because my hands sweat a lot and i need the extra grip. Want to try my new nike mittens ?

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    whats this with belts helping to add to a persons v taper..i saw it on another thread.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGPHIL
    whats this with belts helping to add to a persons v taper..i saw it on another thread.....
    I don't see how it could. It wouldn't have any effect on recruitment of the lats

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGPHIL
    whats this with belts helping to add to a persons v taper..i saw it on another thread.....
    i believe the logic behind it is that wearing a belt will recruit less of your abs and obliques, and will help prevent them from becoming too bulky and ruining your v-taper

    that said, i wear a belt when deadlifting, doing squats and rows

    i have never worn gloves and i have some hardcore callouses on my hands, i've never worried about them but the ladies don't seem to like feeling my callouses scrape their soft skin when i'm rubbin on em

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    I stopped using a belt and i notice that some lifts are harder. Ex Clean jerks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bound for Muscle
    i have never worn gloves and i have some hardcore callouses on my hands, i've never worried about them but the ladies don't seem to like feeling my callouses scrape their soft skin when i'm rubbin on em
    Really??? If I date a guy, once I find out he has soft hands, there are no more dates. Callouses tell me that the guy knows how to work with his hands no pun intended there) and I have never been interested in a guy who doesn't work out or work at a blue collar job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doby48
    Callouses tell me that the guy knows how to work with his hands
    ahahahahahaha.....AWESOME

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    I had a feeling that post wouldn't go without comment no matter how I worded it... oh well no matter what meaning you want to take from it its all still true IMHO

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    I wear them for Deadlifts only.......... only because I have a History of back pain.

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    I only wear a belt for squats and thats about it.

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    I used to wear a belt but after I had lower back surgery in 03 due to a car accident, I stopped wearing it to help strengthen the area. I got much stronger in the lower back without it and haven't worn it since with no problems...

    As for gloves I love 'em. I wear them at work, too. Does it make me a punk? He-he...see you at the top.
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    NO NO NO!!! And did I mention.....NO!

    NO belts, NO gloves, NO straps....No crutch of any kind...Blech!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doby48
    Ok, don't want to sound too girly now but I actually do wear gloves (luckily I workout at home and not in the gym) I feel uncomfortable about wearing gloves in the gym and it doesn't bother me at home. The reason I wear them though is my skin on my hands is so soft that the grip on the barbell and dumbbells tears up my skin. Since I use almost all freeweights I don't really get any relief from machines. I have tried to hammer through it but eventually my hands just get so sore that I end up having to take a week or so off just so my hands will heal and I can start lifting again. I know this isn't the case with all women but apparently I just have too soft of hands that don't want to adjust.... ok guess I can see why you called men that wear them gay
    Soft hands on a girl? Perfect! You keep wearing those gloves and if you need some company or a workout partner, you let me know. Don't take any shit from anyone about it either. The (second to) last thing I want touching me is some pretty girlie with man hands.

    I don't use gloves or a belt but I do get a kick out of the guys who come out of the locker room with the belt cinched tight, and leave it that way for their whole workout, esp tri pushdowns!

    I have been known to use straps, sometimes you just have to.

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