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    The Belt and the Deadlift

    Everything about the way this guy writes makes me chuckle. Or maybe that's because I imagine Gorbag cringing....

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    Very boring article, nerding about rather irrelevant footnotes <yawn>! Seriously, he should get himself a case of Jim Beam and start drinking again, since I like better his polemic meathead articles when he Texas style shoots in all directions without hitting anything, much more fun…
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    Good article. If I had $100 lying around, I probably would buy a thinner belt. But wearing my 4 in one a little higher works well enough.
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    $87.
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    RM, you're using a Best, right?
    I picked up an Athlete from Dean about 3 weeks and absolutely love it! I also wear it a little high for deads. There is a USPA meet out here in May and my extras funds are going to a singlet and entrance fees, otherwise I might look at the 3 inch.

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    I'll give it some consideration based on how much money I make this summer. I'd still like to pull 500 one of these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clevinger View Post
    RM, you're using a Best, right?
    Single-prong, in rust. Wouldn't use anything else. I do want a 3" also as soon as $87 becomes available.
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    I have a 4-inch belt. It doesn't seem to get in the way at all.
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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    Oh I know mine will if I don't wear it high. He'll my own floating ribs can get in the way if I'm not carefully . I'm going right now for a first time.

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    The belt really makes it easier. I guess it does get in the way a little, but it's not too bad. I deadlifted 180 x 3 and it felt easy, I could have gone heavier. Then I did my back-off sets for 18 total reps at 165. Next week will be 185 no problemo. 200 here I come.
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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