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Need Advice on Buying a Powerlifting Belt (UK)


#1

Hi All,

I am looking to buy a belt for powerlifting, but it’s quite a difficult decision (especially as there doesn’t seem to be a lot of choice in the UK).

After doing some research I at least know I want:

  1. Single prong
  2. 13mm thick
  3. Leather

Price is not a massive issue (under £100 would be nice but I’m willing to spend if it’s a good belt and will last).

So, any advice on what I should get and (most importantly) where from?

Cheers in advance.


#2

I have a titan brahma and it is awesome. Look at the titan us website for distributors.


#3

I have an Inzer belt and would certainly recommend it. Mine is the 10mm Forever Lever belt and it is more than sufficient. Still in top condition after more than a year and a couple meets.

Unfortunately Inzer’s 13mm buckle belt only comes in a two-prong. Their single-prong option is 10 mm. So not exactly what you are looking for but Inzer is still worth a heavy recommendation.

I have been trained by 2 different elite lifters who have competed at the national level for several years. Neither of them are sponsored by Inzer and both heavily recommended Inzer equipment to me when I asked, so I have always used Inzer.


#4

Check out Pullum-Sports, theyr UK based and stock Titan belts (I got my Longhorn from here), I think they stock other US brands aswell.

The SBD belt looks shit hot but its a lever I think.


#5

the SBD belt is with a lever and looks nice as f

also Inzer

not to mention you can buy a belt off of someone else, like amazon or whatever


#6

I would definitely consider a lever belt. I will never go back. Only down side is I needed two so I don’t have to adjust them to the lift


#7

@Vincepac1500 different for each lift?


#8

I wear my squat belt up high so its a size larger and my deadlift belt low. Basically opposite of what everyone else does


#9

Gotcha… I wear mine the same for every lift. Honestly I thought thats what most everyone did lol


#10

I have a lever as well and find that a pain in the ass; adjusting the size from squat to deadlift. You wouldn’t think it would be that big of a deal but somehow it is. I switched to a wahlanders se


#11

Beast Genetics are a good brand for the price as well (and it looks like a bunch of their black belts are sold out) but it may be costly to ship.


#12

Hi All,

Thanks for the advice. Spent the weekend doing more research and looking into the brands that were recommended.

In the end, I went for this belt - mobilitytools.co.uk/shop/belts/modifit-elite-13mm-single-prong-powerlifting-belt as it ticked all my boxes and was available in UK.

Again, cheers for the advice.