So, just joined and thought i would say hello. Something interesting happend to me earlier this week, in my still short training career. I have been following a bill starr strength factor routine and lucky me, monday was deadlift day. So, I get set and am ready to make my top set, this time 345x5 (horrible by most standards here I know, but a personal best none the less). Now, I am wearing a belt provided by my university gym and it has certainly seen at least a few years of action, but I still figure its better than nothing. WRONG.
I get set for my first rep and break the bar maybe 6 inches off the floor and the belt rips. Full on rips apart, no buckle issues, the leather itself ripped in half. Now, while a comical little experience that was, it also jarred my back quite badly. I ended up going to the campus medical center a few hours later due to shooting pain in my lower back and glutes. So now I am in a cyclobenzaprine and tylenol fog for the next week and half to two weeks. Really bummed me out actually, I thought I was finally making decent headway, and now I am off for 2 weeks bare minimum.
Anyway, really appreciate the forum here guys, read many topics before I joined and think its a great source of knowledge, glad to be part of it now.