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Old 12-02-2008, 02:18 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the info. I did a few searches and couldn't find any of greg's posts about belt usage? Could anyone put up a link to them if you know know where they are?

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Old 12-02-2008, 02:23 PM   #12
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What you mean it doesn't make your core weak?!??!?
I know, man, I know.

Unlike the neck rings worn by some African and Asian cultures, the belt will not cause you to flop over and die when removed.

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Old 12-03-2008, 11:08 AM   #13
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Weston -

My opinion on belts is pretty simple - if you lift very heavy weights, at some point, you will probably use a belt. I think use should be reserved to only the heaviest lifts, e.g. 85-90% and above, depending on the situation. Personally I will throw one one when I'm squatting or jerking at 90% + or so, but very rarely use on to deadlift unless it's extremely heavy (which I hardly ever do anyway).
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Weston -
Personally I will throw one one when I'm squatting or jerking at 90% + or so, but very rarely use on to deadlift unless it's extremely heavy (which I hardly ever do anyway).
Based on Greg's advice, I thought I would try wearing a belt for C&J. I've felt a little wobbly through my core during the heavy jerks. I thought a belt might help add some stability. The problem was as I was cleaning the weight the bar caught on my belt buckle.

Is there a special type of belt for O'Lifting? Mine apparently is to thick. It's about 4" wide w/ 1/4" thick leather all the way around.

Or am I supposed to turn my belt around backwards so buckle doesn't catch in front?
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