Why use a weightlifting belt?
Why use a weightlifting belt in the gym? There are two main reasons to use a By Amelia Rose weightlifting belt, aside from the fact that they are stunning. If you don’t need anymore convincing, you can skip straight to our shop and pick your favourite!
Reduce stress on lower back when wearing a weightlifting belt
When you are lifting weights, many muscles are recruited to help. Many of the muscles used in weightlifting exercises such as squats and deadlifts, you don’t even realise are working! A lot of force is generated by the spinal muscles which can increase load through certain areas of your spine that are susceptible for injury. A weightlifting belt will help to reduce stress on activation of some muscles which may be overloading the spine. As a result, you end up using the correct muscles for the movement. Just be sure to check with your doctor if you have any blood pressure issues prior to use.
Weightlifting belts can help you maintain posture
When you are lifting weights, it is important to maintain good posture. A weightlifting belt spans the distance between your hips and ribs, therefore helping you to stay in a more stable position. Lifting overhead is a particularly difficult position and people are more likely to hyperextend their back. A belt will help to support posture and prevent such hyperextension. Some studies have even suggested that the sensation of wearing a belt is enough for people to be aware of their posture through the lift. A more rigid belt may take a little while to get used to, but will give more support for your posture and therefore help you to develop and maintain optimal lifting technique.
To sum it up..
Aside from the obvious- they are pretty and bound to turn heads in the gym- there are two main reasons to wear By Amelia Rose to your next workout. We will help you lift heavier weights in a safer manner, and do it with great form!