“When the archer misses the mark, he turns and looks for the fault within himself. Failure to hit the bull's eye is never the fault of the target. To improve your aim -- improve yourself.”
- Gilbert Arland

Anything you wrap, strap, splint, cast, belt, or otherwise support or immobilize gets weaker, including your midsection when using a weightlifting belt. Enter weightlifting belts in any search engine and look at the preponderance of hits selling belts. There's no market for recommending the non-use of
belts, so you have to look carefully to see the truth. http://www.drlenkravitz.com/Articles/weightbelt.html
As a note, 1 RM lifts in competition justify the use of a belt or any other supporting apparel or equipment, but not in daily training.

Workout of the Day


Clean and Jerk 21-15-12-9-6-3 and 1 reps.


1) Add weight to each set. Rest two minutes between sets.
2) Total loads for all 7 sets.
3) No rest on ground during sets. Touch and go at ground.

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