[quote] Matt wrote:
buckeye girl wrote:
That is a good lift but a 100 lbs from 3xBW so I don’t think you need a belt. But if it floats your boat get one.
I didn’t realize there is a magical number that you have to hit before you can start using a belt…
I’ve found 2.94578 to be optimal. Anything less and your core will become so weak you cannot walk on 2 legs anymore.[/quote]
Excellent point, Matt. I just wish I would have posted this before you as I have literally ground myself into dust with the exhaustive research I conducted to come to this number and was seeking credit. Damnit.
I will go against the crowd and state we use nothing but double prong. If you are having that much trouble getting it off your belt is still pretty stiff. You can always use the rack to loosen and tighten it which alleviates this most of the time.
Lever belts are great if your weight is consistent and you don’t like a different tightness for squats and pulls. We have a couple but they haven’t been used in a while. In fact, I watched a guy throw one down in frustration once at a meet and break the lever assembly.
Josh, who recently bought Safe USA from Scott makes a lot of the belts that are sold. (I am not sure about Elitefts.).