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November 4, 2016 in Blog

Love to lift weights? Here’s why you should be wearing a weight lifting belt.

If you’re a bodybuilder or just enjoy lifting weights during your fitness routines, we have to ask: What keeps you from working out the most? If you said “injuries”, you’re definitely not alone. Every year, thousands of fitness enthusiasts and athletes are injured doing what they love. The worst part is that it typically takes only one awkward movement to end up with a strain, pull or another injury that keeps you out of the gym and in a lot of pain. What can you do to prevent this from happening? Good question. Let’s talk about why you should be wearing a lifting belt during your weightlifting workouts.

Unfortunately, over the past few years there have been certain “experts” in the fitness field who have argued that wearing a lifting belt leads to weak back and core muscles. This is simply not true. Wearing a weight lifting belt actually helps to increase the use of the abs and lower back muscles. In addition, it helps to support you – in turn, preventing injuries.

Thinking of wearing a weight lifting belt? Check out Grip Power Pads for the best lifting belts on the market.

Take, for example, our collection of Grip Power Pads weightlifting belts. Each type of lifting belt in our online store is ergonomically designed to keep your core muscles tightened when you lift. As a result, your back is much better supported, and it’s easier to maintain the proper form through any lift.

First, we have our Grip Power Pads Leather 6″ Wide Weight Lifting Stiff Belt. This is a 1/4-inch thick cowhide leather belt that (like the name says) is very stiff. Wearing a weight lifting belt like this helps to stabilize your spine and reduce the stress that is put on it by lifting.

Next, there’s our 6” Wide Neoprene Double Belt. This is 2 inches wide at the front for abdominal support. Unlike a leather belt with a predetermined set of holes, this belt has a VELCRO support strap which gives you the ability to adjust tightness to get just the right amount of comfort and support. Wearing a lifting belt like this helps you to avoid injury and helps maximize your exercise performance.

Ladies will love our next belt. Our 5-inch wide Grip Power Pro Lifting Belt for Women is not only stylish, but comes in different sizes to fit women’s figures. Women should wear a belt that fits them properly… not just any men’s belt. Wearing this lifting belt helps to keep your core engaged so you can maintain proper form and do more reps with less risk of injury.

Lastly we have our top of the line Lever Buckle Weightlifting Belt. This is 4 inches wide and 13 millimeters thick. Made with 100% genuine leather, this weight lifting belt is handmade in a variety of sizes. The best part: It weighs almost 5 pounds due to its solid, durable design. It won’t give and will ensure that your body is always in a very secure position.

Our best advice to you: Don’t become a statistic! Protect yourself from back and other injuries by wearing a weight lifting belt. Make the days of being injured a thing of the past!

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