“To belt or not to belt,” Shakespeare might have asked were he writing today rather than 400-some years ago. It’s a question any serious lifter asks at some point in their iron journey.

For the answer, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll go over the most frequently asked questions about belts, and by the end of this article, you’ll be able to make an informed decision on whether this tool is right for you.

Plus, you’ll get extra brownie points for actually being able to use the belt correctly rather than aimlessly strutting around the gym with one on.

So let’s get to it. Making decisions about lifting belts is a cinch once you know what you’re doing.


A weightlifting belt is designed for just about anyone who aims to squat or deadlift as much as they possibly can. Pretty simple. Read More…