Leather Weight Lifting Belt by Vantage Strength
A weightlifting belt serves two primary functions. It alleviates strain on the lower back while lifting in an upright position and prevents hyperextension of the back during overhead lifts.
By compressing the contents of the abdominal cavity, Leather Weight Lifting Belt by Vantage Strength alleviates low back stress. This increases intra-abdominal pressure (IAP), which provides additional support in front of the lower back bones.
During the lift, the spinal erector muscles, which normally support the lower back, can generate less force. Increased IAP can also help lifters experience less lower back compression during circuit weight training.
Additionally, wearing a Leather Weight Lifting Belt by Vantage Strength makes the lifter more aware of their back position.
The physical sensation of a belt against the skin causes the lifter to consider their back position and the muscles that must be activated in order to maintain proper posture.
The belt does not need to be worn too tightly in this case to have an effect. Certain lifters report feeling more secure and confident when wearing a belt, even when their IAP and muscle activity remain unchanged.
By forming a rigid wall around the lower torso, connecting the rib cage to the hip, the belt prevents back hyperextension. This restricts not only back movement, but also sideward bending and twisting.