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Belt Placement


#1

i been seeing this more frequently with powerlifters or strongman, wearing the belt around mid-torso just around the solar plex, instead of wearing it around the waist.
especially when doing deads or farmer
what's the deal with that?


#2

My power belt digs into my hips when I pull or do low squats so I tend to wear it a little high. Plus my midsection feels tighter. When I wear it lower it feels like my guts are going to pop out from the top of the belt sometimes when I get heavy.

I'm guessing for farmers walks it's so they can breathe a bit easier?


#3

It should be as low on your hips as possible.


#4

^tell that to Konstatinovs for one, go see his vids.
he's right lots of lifters are wearing the belt that way.


#5

I tighten it as tight as I can around my abs. I don't think I let it touch even the top of my hip bones. I only use it for heavy weight squats though. It is supposed to support the expansion of your mid-back muscles above all else. I don't see how having it low on the hips will help this.


#6

Louie simmons said that is should be as low on the hips as possible.


#7

Well then, it should certainly be as low on the hips as possible!


#8

In what context did Louie say that? Regarding squats, deadlift or in general?


#9

poop


#10

poop