Can you wear a weightlifting belt when racing?

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Can you wear a weightlifting belt when racing?

Postby mmayzak » May 28th, 2017, 10:00 pm

Just curious?

Is there any advantage to this?

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Re: Can you wear a weightlifting belt when racing?

Postby Rod » May 29th, 2017, 2:19 am

mmayzak wrote:Just curious?

Is there any advantage to this?

Mike from Oklahoma


No, none whatever.
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Re: Can you wear a weightlifting belt when racing?

Postby G-dub » May 29th, 2017, 6:33 am

When lifting weights with weight lifting belts you expand your trunk out to fill up the space and create the extra support so I don't see how that would be desirable at all!?In a race the need for oxygen is very great. That much around your trunk would seem to restrict that. I couldn't even think about wearing a compression type shirt TBH and the first instinct I feel is to want to strip clothes in order to let more air in! Plus you aren't needing that much force in the trunk rotation anyway. What's your reasoning Mike?
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Re: Can you wear a weightlifting belt when racing?

Postby mmayzak » May 29th, 2017, 12:36 pm

I was just curious, I am dealing with a lower back strain and was considering wearing a belt to keep up my training load... and if I was going to train that way I would want to race that way as well.

I just need to take a couple days off... :).

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Re: Can you wear a weightlifting belt when racing?

Postby ivan141 » May 30th, 2017, 2:52 am

I'll just leave these links here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXFB70uY3KA

http://www.naturallypossum.kiwi/product ... -back-belt

Make of it what you want, but if Mahe really wears those, then it's possible to perform with a belt on.
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Re: Can you wear a weightlifting belt when racing?

Postby G-dub » May 30th, 2017, 11:54 am

Interesting! Of course that is different than an actual "Weight lifting belt" which is generally made of thick leather and a big buckle that wants to cut into your gut (which Mahe wouldn't have of course - gut that is).
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