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17. Should I use a lifting belt?




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This article is from the Fitness FAQ, by Jeff Gleixner (glex@cray.com) with numerous contributions by others.

17. Should I use a lifting belt?

In most cases a lifting belt is not needed. Using a belt all
the time actually weakens the abdominals and the lower back,
by making them work less. Weight belts are suggested when
doing max squats or heavy lifting above the head.

 

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