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How to size and wear a weightlifting belt?

How to size and wear a weightlifting belt?

A quick guide for your weightlifting belt:


How do you size yourself for a weightlifting belt?


Locate your waist.

Unlike with clothing, the waist size for a weightlifting belt isn't necessarily your pants size. The belt needs to cover your abdominal area and lower back for proper support.

So, your waist, in this context, is usually around your belly button or slightly above it, not your hips, where you typically wear your pants.

Use a flexible measuring tape to take the measurement. Stand up straight and breathe normally. Wrap the measuring tape around your waist at the level of your belly button. Ensure the tape is snug but not tight and that it's parallel to the floor.


Select from the sizing chart.

Check the number on the tape right after you've circled your waist. This is your waist measurement for the belt.

Remember, it's essential to provide accurate measurements to ensure your weightlifting belt fits correctly and provides the needed support during your lifts.

When selecting your belt, refer to the sizing chart provided, as sizes can vary between models. If you are between sizes, we recommend going with the larger size.

Sizing chart

Weightlifting belt return process!

We have simplified and expedited our returns process for your convenience. If you need to return a weightlifting belt, we have made it hassle-free and user-friendly. Whether you want to exchange the belt for a different size or request a refund, we have designed the process to be incredibly convenient. Simply click the link provided below to initiate your return. We value your satisfaction and are committed to ensuring a smooth experience. Click here to start your weightlifting belt return, and leave the rest to us! A restocking fee may apply.

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How to wear a weightlifting belt?

STEP 1: Position the belt.

Start by wrapping the belt around your waist. The exact position can vary based on personal comfort and the specific exercise, but generally, the belt should sit on the narrowest part of your waist, just above your hip bone so that it can have full contact across the back, sides, and front of the torso.

STEP 2: Adjust it.

Once the belt is in position, adjust its tightness. It should be tight enough to provide support and create pressure when you brace your abs against it, but not so tight that it restricts your breathing or movement. You should be able to get a hand between your belly and the belt.

STEP 3: Test it out.

Before you start lifting, take a deep breath into your belly (not your chest), pushing your abdominal muscles into the belt. Hold this breath as you lift to maintain intra-abdominal pressure, which provides stability and support to your spine. Exhale at the completion of the lift.

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