Tund3, In Mark's words, "you should use a belt when the weight starts to feel damn heavy."
To expand on mny earlier point, correct usuage of the belt will give you a surface to contract your abdominals against, and it should't be used on warmups unless you are getting used to it. Are the main two points.
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- 15-11-2008 11:34
- 15-11-2008 12:43
******** to weight belts.
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- 15-11-2008 13:42
Well my ATG squats might be only like 110kg x5, but for comparison, when I was like 145lb skinny ass runt I could squat 115kg x5 parallel easy with no belt and that was ages ago, then I reset to 50kg to learn how to squat ATG and just started adding weight from there and started using a belt when I started squatting like 100kg ATG. Now I just wear a belt after I do 60kg x8, 80kg x5 warmup.
I also wear a belt to deadlift except for warmups.
- 15-11-2008 14:22
Who cares if he wears a belt? I bet he does more ab work than most anyway.