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    Ive been lifting for 15 months and am getting painful lower back on my deadlifts... saw a coach who helped me a lot with my form but it still hurts for days afterwards. Also if i do a big squat session i get pain.

    I was thinking to try a belt to provide some support for my lower back.

    Any recommendations?

    Loadedlifting has inzer and pioneer
    Titan has longhorn

    Leaning towards inzer as i seem to see their name everywhere in forums and reddit. It also looks like a nice tidy belt.

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    Inzer Forever Lever belt.

    Nothing will outlast it. Had mine for 5 years... barely aged at all.

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    I was leaning towards the single pronge belt as i read levers took effort to adjust and people use it looser on deadlifts...


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    I disagree.

    I use the same position for all weight work man. Some people find them a little tight on deadlifts......i just got used to it. Lol.

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    Ah. Ok. Thx


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    But!!! Its 100% personal preference. I owned a shitty old hand me down belt with a prong for a little while before i got the lever belt. I just prefered the lever. Much easier to put it on and take it off...around 3x easier. You only end up adjusting once or twice a year if youre doing the whole bulk/cut thing.

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    You need to figure out why you're getting lower back pain, not mask it with a belt



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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkoz View Post
    You need to figure out why you're getting lower back pain, not mask it with a belt
    Spinal erectors always tight after DLs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkoz View Post
    You need to figure out why you're getting lower back pain, not mask it with a belt
    Exactly. A belt won't help bad lifting form, which probably is your real problem.

    That said, a belt is also not something you use to "support your back". That's not, contrary to bro science, what a belt is for. A belt is used to brace against, not support your lower back.

    A belt should start out a touch loose and then, prior to lifting the weight off the floor or off a stand, you push out into the belt. You should, if you are doing it right, feel not just your belly pushing out but your sides as well.

    That said, I'm not saying to not get a belt and use one. They will make lifting safer just from having your torso braced to avoid spinal shift. But if you don't use it properly you can do some damage.

    Best belts to use are powerlifting belts, because they are designed for heavy bracing. Lever belt is so much easier and faster to use, once you get your lever fitted to the right holes in the belt. Some use prong belts, which are a pain to put on and take off, as they say they can make them tighter or looser just by choosing a different notch in the belt. But if you are using it looser or tighter in a workout, you aren't using it properly anyway. Just get a lever belt. End of story.

    To fix your lower back, your back needs to get stronger. Try paused hypers for the lower back. Seated rows for upper back.
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    You don’t need a belt. You need to see an EP to sort out your stability/mobility issues.

    If you get a belt anyway (it won’t help), get a inzer or titan in 10mm.
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