Deadlifting with high belt placement

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  1. _3M_

    _3M_ VIP Member

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    So I've seen quite a few people deadlifting with an extremely high belt placement like George Leeman.

    Can someone explain the reason as to why such high belt placement would be beneficial or helpful? maxresdefault.jpg
     
  2. 5.0

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    Whoa, and i thought i wore mine high.
     
  3. _3M_

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    I'm thinking its more for rib support? But then again George Leeman is a 900+ lb deadlifter...so there be a method to his madness
     
  4. PillarofBalance

    PillarofBalance Strength Pimp Staff Member

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    That's where his back rounds. Use it to brace your weak point better.

    It does work pretty well at staying tight. Freaks me out though after I tore an intercostal. Belt was pinching ribs down. Big air. Initiate pull and twang. There it went. Coincidence maybe? Maybe not...
     
  5. TenaciousA

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    Damn boobs.

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  6. BrotherIron

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    I tried it and I didn't like it. I do wear mine higher when I pull then when I squat. I also wear it looser when I pull then when I squat. It's all about personal preference imho.
     
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  7. PillarofBalance

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    ??????????
     
  8. TenaciousA

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    Can't place belt high cause my....wait nevermind. #noboobs
     
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  9. BrotherIron

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    Did the Babyslayer come up with the idea to wear the belt that high? I don't remember anyone doing it before him.
     
  10. Yomo

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    only 2 other people I've seen wear it even remotely as high, are Konstantinovs and Rhino....IIRC, I remember Eric and Ernie Jr both wearing them fairly high as well....
     
  11. BrotherIron

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    KK doesn't wear it that high. I wear it about the same height as KK. It's covering the belly button. BS wears is right under the pec... well above the belly button.
     
  12. Yomo

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