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Which Belt?

I am looking to buy one of these two belts, I will use it for deadlifting mainly, squatting, and probably overhead pressing. Anyways I think the only difference between the 2 is their width. COuld you guys let me know the pros and cons of each or a simple comparison as this will be my first, and hopefully last belt purchase. Thanks

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=299&pid=5653

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=299&pid=5853

The first one is the thicker one

if you plan to compete, buy the belt that fits that feds rules.

I don’t plan on competing in the near future but I would like to eventually. So I honestly don’t even know what federation I would compete under. I didn’t even factor that in when I thought about which one to get. Is there one kind that is generally accepted?

Thick one.

13mm and 4inch is legal everywhere. Don’t be stupid and waste your money on a 6.5mm belt…

Also my stomach is 38’. This is after bulking up for the past year and a half so there’s some fat there but not a ton. I’m a 34 waist for my jean size and I’m 6’2 220lbs up from 6’2 139. I’m looking to gain about 10 more lbs before I stop bulking. So the two sizes are this:

Medium 31’-40’

Large 35’-44’

I am planning on leaning out a bit over the summer. What size would be best?

If you can afford it, get both. One for when you’re fatter and one for when you’re skinnier.

CS

I def can’t afford it at the moment… but later on I guess I could get one if my size changes too drastically.

I am about your size… in the waist I’m 220 but only 5’7" so… either way I didn’t look at the belts cause it wont load for some reason but HIGHLY reccomend you get Inzer Forever Belt Large. Lever belt if your smart I absolutely love mine will never have another unless just need a different size.

[quote]Reed wrote:
I am about your size… in the waist I’m 220 but only 5’7" so… either way I didn’t look at the belts cause it wont load for some reason but HIGHLY reccomend you get Inzer Forever Belt Large. Lever belt if your smart I absolutely love mine will never have another unless just need a different size.[/quote]

x2 on the large inzer lever belt. Have had no issues with it. I have fluctuated from a fat 195 to 235 and back to a leaner 210at 5"10. I have found that I still had room more or (to shrink) and there was still plenty of room to adjust the belt. waist size has been between 32 and 37 with same belt. I love the lever belt for when you’ve just trashed yourself on a heavy set and it is so easy to undo.

I would go with a thicker belt OP. The 13mm belt will have enough give so that you can do deads, barbell rows, and military pressing without discomfort.