Weightlifting belts are great! Under a heavy load, they protect your back and reduce your odds of getting a back injury. Belts also help in lifting performance? How? The lifting belt provides a rigid wall for your abs to push against. This increases anterior pressure, helping to stabilise the back. The more rigid torso creates better transmission of force from the hips to the bar.
In our own limited opinion, we feel that a weight belt should only be used near your max attempts on compound lifts. You should be easily be able to support a load that is below 80% of your one rep max.
How do we wear the belt? The belt should be worn around the waist, positioning the belly button at the middle. The belt shouldn’t be too loose, but a belt that is too tight won’t allow you to contract your abdominal wall.
1. Take a breath.
2. Place belt in position and brace your core.
3. Draw the belt just tight enough to contract your braced abdominal position.
Why did we introduce a 3-inch width belt? Consider that the heights of the world's top strongman and powerlifters: Eddie Hall - 1.89m. Brian Shaw - 2m. Savickas - 1.91m. Among these people, their height is upwards of 1.9m and they all use 4 inch width belt. Hence, what is the rationale of typically shorter Asians using belts the same width? The reason we created a 3-inch version is because of a lot our customers complained the 4 inch version chafes into their ribs and pelvis.
MF Powerlifting Belts are made of suede leather and 10mm thick.
The nickel plated rivets and buckle combined with high quality garment suede 100% genuine sole leather ensures the best possible belt.
This new 3-inch width is primarily for weight lifting, as well as those with shorter torsos which may find the 4-inch belt chafing their ribcage or pelvic regions during the bottom of a squat or deadlift.
This belt comes with 1 prong for ease of use. It is only available in Maroon.
How to Measure:
Take a measuring tape and measure the length of your waist at the belly button. This is your relaxed position. In a "braced" position for a deadlift or a squat, we typically find people drop their stomach size by 2 - 3inches. For example, a person with a relaxed stomach is 33 inches but his usual belt position is 31 inches.
The sizing chart below is for the user when in the "braced" position. So we would advice reducing your measurement in the relaxed position by 2 inches to get the correct size.
XS: 24 - 33in
S: 29 - 38in
M: 34 - 43in
L: 39 - 48in
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