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Old 04-29-2008, 06:41 PM   #11
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I use a belt with velcro I can get it much tighter than a buckle

your belt doesn't need to be tight.

i have seen a couple of your posts. I suggest you read some articles because you don't seem very knowledgeable hence I assume you are new to weightlifting.

Here is are some good resources for you:

Why Aren't You Growing?

Warming Up Properly

Exercise Descriptions

Powerlifting Articles Database

Powerlifting Articles Description


Also, if you have some money which you don't want to waste on supplements, I advise you to invest it in the following two books:

Basic Barbell Training

Practical Programming

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Old 04-29-2008, 07:14 PM   #12
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what would be the point of wearing a belt if it wasn't tight ?
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what would be the point of wearing a belt if it wasn't tight ?
TALO, when he said "tight" i presume (from the rest of all of his posts) that he is a newbie and he probably tightens it to the entent of which its almost suffocating. when i say it should be loose, i mean it just like any other tom dick and harry powerlifting/strongman would: tight enough for you to gulp in a huge breath of air and hold it.
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:38 PM   #14
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So what is the differance between the two types of belts

Teach Me!!!!!!

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So what is the differance between the two types of belts

Teach Me!!!!!!

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no one is "owed" to each you. you can research on your own. or you can be polite. do not be disrespectful because you are already showing large signs of being a troll (which will have you banned fairly quickly as this is a no-nonsense board) so i suggest you check yourself soon.
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:48 PM   #16
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So we cant ask you guys with all the experiance for help ????

Whats up with that.
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So we cant ask you guys with all the experiance for help ????

Whats up with that.
you can ask to your heart's content. make sure you do it in a respectful manner. no one here is COMPELLED to answer your questions. anyone who answers your question is doing you a FAVOR. so show some respect.

back to your original question: velcro belts are good however they arent very good at heavier weights. old school leather belts are way better in these strength-training scenarios. IMO velcro belts kinda suck.
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I agree. With heavy weights the velcro belt does not do as well as a buckle (plus the thought of the velcro coming loose is not pleasant) IMO which is why when I do use a belt it has a buckle.

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I agree. With heavy weights the velcro belt does not do as well as a buckle (plus the thought of the velcro coming loose is not pleasant) IMO which is why when I do use a belt it has a buckle.
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