Know how to use a lifting belt... THE RIGHT WAY?
If you do, sweet, but if you don't, you best tune in 👇👇
We're back in the CoryG archives this week with an unconventional superset twist... aka it's not a superset this week!
What are they doing wrong?
- Not going tight enough
- They aren't breathing right
- They have no idea how to activate/brace their core
People get this wrong ALL THE TIME, so you're not alone.
Here are CoryG's tips for using a weightlifting belt properly...
No.1 - Get the position right
Position the belt right over the belly button
No.2 - Secure the belt
Use a post to get more leverage to tightly secure the belt
No.3 - Push your abs into the belt hard
This will help you understand what "activation" means. Not only will this activate your abs, but it will activate your lower back as well.
You should feel like your belly is spilling over the top of the belt. Properly bracing is especially important in the meaty phase of the lift because it's protecting your spine!
Give this a go next time you're hitting your squats, deadlifts and bench press!
Brought to you by...
Fill the vitamin, mineral and vegetable holes in your diet with a Greens supp that doesn't taste like dirt (Don't worry, ours is raspberry-flavored)