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Squat Belt Position


#1

I just want to see where you guys wear your belt for squat. Over the years my belt had made its way up to covering my top two abs. I don’t see people wearing it here for squat. Tried the belt in the lower position and it felt OK but lost some power.


#2

As low as I can get it. I try to get the top of the belt over the middle of my belly button.


#3

Quite low and front lower than back. Probably top edge a bit under an inch above my belly button.


#4

Have either of you guys seen it with high before for squats?


#5

I’ve only seen people deadlift with a high belt. I wouldn’t worry about looking odd if you lift more with it high…


#6

I wear mine high too, like an inch or two below the front of my ribs. I used to put it lower but I find it helps me brace more in that position.

Eric Lilliebridge seems to wear his belt fairly high as well, that’s the only well known lifter that comes to mind.


#7

Seen it, definitely. Just not a fan myself.

And I measure today. I actually get the top of the front of the belt below my belly button.


#8

Not worried about looking odd just wondering if I’m missing out cause I rarely see the belt in the position I wear mine. I feel stronger up high but the belt tends to fit differently on different days where as the belt I wear low to Deadlift fitment is consistent


#9

I have no idea how you wear it that high, personally.

Maybe it feels stronger because it’s covering a weakness in your bracing / breathing?

I bruised some ribs last time my belt accidentally made it up high, lol.


#10

Around my waist. Duh.