Just because even your peripheral vision doesn’t allow you to see your back and judge it never means that it shouldn’t be integrated into your workouts. Back workouts are the spine of all other exercises (pun intended!)- It is crucial to have a proper back form to aid you with all kinds of heavy lifting and weights. Plus, the correct form is the key to all back workouts. To support you in this endeavor DMoose Fitness has designed Weight-Lifting Belt within its range of fitness products. Made with soft neoprene and reinforced stitching our Unisex weight lifting belt reduces spinal pressure and provides Lower back, Lumbar, and Core support. It can be adjusted hassle-free and is available in a plethora of colors. Our Weight Lifting Belt is great for Home, Gym and Travel use.
ADVANTAGES OF USING WEIGHT LIFTING BELTS
- Prevents Injuries and Braces for Impact
- Aids attempts at max lifting
- Gives an athlete mental and physical cues
- Displaces stress induced by heavy training
BACK & FRONT SQUAT
The squats (or the king of all lifts) have the potential of a forward torso flexion during both the ascent and descent. Thus, here your DMoose Weight Lifting Belts come in handy by facilitating bracing to ensure proper mechanics and for proper form to be carried out safely during the movement.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, placing one foot slightly in front of the other one. Place the weight on top of your shoulder blade, making sure not to keep it on to of your spine. Your hands should be next to your shoulder. Grab the weight firmly to not put any pressure on your back. Keeping your back straight, slightly bend down to get into a squat. Extend your hips and knees to return to the standing position.
Hold the bar on your front with both hands, carefully balancing it on the tip of your finger as pictured to the right. Point your elbows forward, distancing them according to your shoulder width. After lifting it from the rack, position your feet directly below your elbows but farther. Take up sitting a position so that your lower thighs touch the inside of your knee. Engage your core and squat as low as you can. Extend your hips and knees to return to the standing position.
To properly perform a barbell row stand with your feet under the bar, bend over and grab the bar. Your hands should be shoulder-width apart; keep your hips high and your back straight. Now lift the bar against your lower chest. Return the bar to the floor to complete one rep.
CLEAN & JERK
The clean and jerk movement requires an athlete to maintain an upright torso, to be able to withstand the quick raising motion with the barbell. A belt can help provide an additional level of support at both the bottom and the ascending portion of the clean and jerk. To perform a clean and jerk stand with your feet hip-width apart and grab the bar with an overhand grip, with your hands being shoulder-width apart. Pull the bar off the floor by extending your legs, while keeping your back flat and your chest up. Shift your torso to a vertical position, bend your knees slightly and jump straight up violently, shrugging the bar with your shoulders. Drop into a quarter squat position with your back straight, and hips and knees slightly bent. Now stand up and position your upper body so that your elbows are down, chest is out and chin is tucked. Get down slightly, extend your hips and legs, and then aggressively raise the bar overhead.
Rows can be called the more ‘dynamic’ version of a deadlift. For this reason, using a belt while performing rows is more important than using a belt in deadlifts. Using a belt is not only beneficial for ensuring safety but can also increase the amount of work one can do with this exercise! To properly perform a barbell row stand with your feet under the bar, bend over and grab the bar. Your hands should be shoulder-width apart; keep your hips high and your back straight. Now lift the bar against your lower chest. Return the bar to the floor to complete one rep.
Using your weightlifting belt for the bench press will aid you with bracing for the load. It will also maintain form by ensuring that there’s not excessive arch taking place in the lumbar when attempting maximal loads. To correctly perform a bench press lie on the bench with your eyes facing the bar right above you. Grab the bar with your hands placed shoulder-width apart and lift the bar by extending your arms straight. Lower the bar to the middle of your torso and raise it back up until your arms are straight.