Frequently Asked Questions
Essentially is a supportive piece of kit worn during weightlifting exercises. It helps stabilize the core, reduces the risk of injury, and improves lifting technique by providing abdominal and lower back support.
By increasing intra-abdominal pressure when you take a deep breath and brace against it. This pressure supports the lower back and core, allowing you to lift heavier weights with greater stability.
When used correctly, they can reduce the risk of injury by providing support and stability. However, improper use, such as relying on the belt entirely for support, can lead to muscle imbalances and injuries.
Olympic weightlifting belts are narrower in the front and offer more flexibility to allow for a greater range of motion during lifts. Powerlifting belts are wider all around and provide more rigid support for heavy squats and deadlifts.
It's not necessary to wear a belt for every lift. Reserve it for your heaviest sets or when you want to focus on perfecting your form under heavy loads.
Measure your waist at the level of your navel, then check our sizing chart to select the appropriate belt size. It should fit snugly but not be too tight.
Yes, you can use a weightlifting belt for exercises beyond Olympic lifts, such as squats and deadlifts, especially if you feel it enhances your stability and performance.
It's generally not recommended to wear a weightlifting belt for exercises that don't involve heavy lifting or require a full range of motion, like running or pull-ups.
Position the belt around your waist, with the thicker part at the back. Tighten it to a comfortable level of snugness, ensuring it's secure but not too tight to restrict breathing or movement.
No, a belt should not replace core strengthening exercises. While it provides support, it doesn't substitute for a strong core. It's essential to incorporate core exercises into your routine for overall strength and stability.
Yes, all our olympic leather weightlifting belts come with padding to ensure a comfortable fit
7mm thick, this provides support and stability yet and there's no break in period