Make it a workout to remember with your WOD belt by your side!
In 2003, a study recorded only 27% of all cross fit athletes using a belt to train and compete in, yet in the last 15 years this number appears to have significantly dropped due to the confusion around whether a WOD belt is in fact beneficial or damaging to training progression. To clear things up, we’ve identified three key reasons why you should be belting up before starting a heavy lifting session!
BELTS STABILIZE AND REDUCE STRESS ON THE SPINE
Weight belts are a staple for all professional weightlifters, to the point where most won’t train without one. The key advantage of using a belt is that it helps to increase pressure to your abdomen during strenuous weight lifting. This pressure creates a rigid core which leads to the spine becoming more stabilized and therefore maximum levels of power can be exerted.
BELTS CREATE BETTER BODY POSTURE
Wearing a belt while lifting reduces the amount of flexion and extension at the spine, while decreasing the movement at the lateral flexion of the spine. Belts can also increase the amount of flexion at the hips and knees, ensuring lifting with your legs is performed rather than with your back. The perfect lifting posture should always start with your legs.
BELTS ARE PERFORMANCE ENHANCING TOOLS
This aspect results from the above points; by increasing your body’s stability and improving your physical posture you are automatically boosting your chances of performing better during a workout. For instance, greater amounts of reps within each set or even a higher weight bulk, subsequently leading to muscle growth which all you weight warriors are chasing!
Now you’ve uncovered the core advantages of wearing a belt, it’s time to introduce you to our highly recommended Multi-Purpose WOD and Fitness Belts! Anatomically designed for fit and comfort, the super strong extended velcro fastening prevents undoing during workouts, while still allowing for quick on/off access. Lightweight yet highly durable due to the Neoprene and Nylon construction, making it a must for all gym-goers! Available in a 3 quirky patterns (Paradise, Skullduggery and Reptile) to make you stand out from the crowd – choose yours today!