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Thread: Is any belt better than no belt?

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    Default Is any belt better than no belt?

    My belt isn't going to be here for another 5-6 weeks. By that time my Squat is supposed to be just about 300lbs x 5 reps, which is sufficiently higher than anything I have ever squatted before.

    I really would like to be using a belt yesterday, but the only ones available to me in the meantime are those tapered harbinger ones, and the like.

    Would I be better off using something like that until mine comes? Or should i just go belt-less until then?

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    If you need a belt, a shitty one is better than no belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    If you need a belt, a shitty one is better than no belt.
    I believe that I do need a belt; but what form issues or other factors typically indicate that one needs a belt ASAP?

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    What leads you to believe you need a belt? It's pretty subjective, really.

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    Jeff, Dominion would have gotten you a belt in days, not weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    What leads you to believe you need a belt? It's pretty subjective, really.

    The Belt and the Deadlift | Mark Rippetoe
    I guess if I'm being honest it's mostly a desire to use all the tools available to me, and because everybody says that I should use one.

    I have a history of lower back pain from squatting/deadlift without proper form, and i feel the belt will help me execute with better form which increases my chances of making it through the linear progression without getting injured.

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    Buy one from Dominion and use it. And gain some weight, whydoncha?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satch12879 View Post
    Jeff, Dominion would have gotten you a belt in days, not weeks.
    I was told by the SSC I met with, to get a 4 inch belt. We both looked on dominion website and they didn’t have 4 inch belts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Buy one from Dominion and use it. And gain some weight, whydoncha?
    I started the program on December 19th and since then I have gained 9 pounds in less than a month! I’m definitely trying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff LC View Post
    I was told by the SSC I met with, to get a 4 inch belt. We both looked on dominion website and they didn’t have 4 inch belts
    Get a 3 inch belt.

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