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Weightlifting Belts

The best support and durability for your heaviest lifting days, whether you’re into powerlifting, bodybuilding, CrossFit, Olympic lifting, or just like heavy lifting. Our weightlifting belts provide incredible support when performing any lower body movements and back workouts. If you work out regularly you’ve seen people rely on these weightlifting belts to give them stability and support while pushing their limits. Gymreapers offers premium weightlifting lever belts and buckle belts in a variety of color options. 

What is a Weightlifting Lever Belt? 

A lever lifting belt is a piece of weightlifting equipment that provides a rigid level of support. A weightlifting lever belt is most popular with powerlifters and avid athletes, giving maximum support to the areas that need it most. This type of belt is designed to help with your breathing techniques and if worn correctly will not dig into your hips. 

A weightlifting lever belt has several thickness options. For people starting out, a 10mm lever belt is the recommended thickness and is the most common option. As you work your way up and lift heavier weights, the next thickness is 13mm. A quality lever belt is made from premium leather material with a strong lever attachment (made from steel).  

What is a 7mm Leather Belt? 

Our 7mm weightlifting leather belt is made from top-grade leather, with a dual-prong matte black steel buckle, and padded suede back supporting materials. A quality weightlifting leather belt is a functional, aesthetic, and durable belt with double stitching along the seams to last for years of training and use. The Gymreapers 7mm weight lifting leather belt is made to help you dominate squats, deadlifts, compound movements, Olympic lifting, and cross-training.  

What is a Nylon Lifting Belt? 

A Nylon lifting weightlifting belt is a supportive accessory that wraps around the abdomen. Nylon weightlifting belts feature a velcro strap or a quick-locking feature that’s easy to adjust and ensures a tight fit. If you’re seeking a belt that is versatile and quickly adaptable to the type of workouts during WODs a Nylon belt is it. 

The primary purpose of a Nylon weightlifting belt is to provide intra-abdominal pressure (here's the importance of proper IVR), which offers more back support and stability. In turn, you’re able to perform powerlifting or dynamic movements (such as Olympic or overhead lifts) with better control and form. 

What is a Quick-Locking Lifting Belt? 

A quick-locking belt features a rolling buckle and is simple to put on and release. The quick-locking lifting belt design ensures a tight and safe hold, while the release roller makes it easy to release without ever slipping while you lift. No matter how heavy you lift, a quick-locking lifting belt will not open or lose grip once fastened. Our quick-locking lifting belt is recommended for serious CrossFit athletes, Olympic athletes, and weightlifters because of its secure hold and convenient release buckle. 

What is a Single-Prong Lifting Belt? 

A single-prong belt is much like a standard weightlifting belt (in material and thickness), but as implied by its name it features a single-prong buckle. A single prong belt is among the most popular weightlifting belts among experienced lifters due to its buckle The single-prong leather belt buckle can be released more quickly and easily than a double prong belt. Made out of high-quality leather and a sturdy metal buckle, our single prong weightlifting belt is four inches wide and measures 10mm in thickness.  

What is a Dip Belt? 

A dip belt works like a traditional weightlifting belt, wrapping around your lower torso. The key difference is that it has a component (either a chain or strap) around the front to attach your desired weight. A dip belt is an essential piece of equipment for many, that works various muscles like shoulders, back, chest, triceps, and even legs.

There are two major material types of dip belts -- leather or neoprene. Leather dip belts may last for years and years but can be bulky, non-flexible, and rigid. On the other hand, neoprene dip belts are more flexible, breathable, and usually contoured for comfort and durability. Gymreapers offers high-quality Neoprene dip belts with a heavy-duty 30-inch steel chain, which is thicker and longer to ensure you can properly add and secure weight, without worry.

What to look for in a Weightlifting Lever Belt? 

At Gymreapers, we made sure to put our weightlifting lever belt through rigorous testing. We then perfected the lifting belt form, fit, and function and made it available for everyone. With a clean durable design, easy-to-use lever function, double stitching, and premium quality leather, this lever belt is built to last. Our weightlifting lever belt carries a one-year warranty on both the lever and the belt! If by chance you ever have any issues, just reach out.

What to look for in a 7mm Leather Belt? 

The Gymreapers premium 7mm weightlifting belt is made from real reinforced leather and stitching. The Neoprene backing on this belt provides extra comfort and support like you never felt before. This weightlifting belt doesn't feel bulky on your waist and won't dig into your sides or hips. The premium lightweight dual-prong metal buckle doesn't get in the way and has numerous adjustments for the perfect fit. If you need help deciding and choosing a weightlifting belt, here are the benefits of using a weightlifting belt.

What to look for in a Nylon Weightlifting Belt?

Our Gymreapers nylon belt is designed with a contoured fit, geared at those who need necessary support with WODs, weightlifting, and training. The all-black buckle and roller on this belt make for a smooth and seamless adjustment during workouts. Our top-grade nylon weightlifting belt is five inches wide and tapers down to four inches towards the front. Use this weightlifting belt to dominate squats, deadlifts, compound movements, Olympic lifting, and WODs in CrossFit.      

Why invest in a weightlifting belt? 

Using a weightlifting belt can help keep your back safe while maintaining proper lifting techniques and stability. Combined with a proper breathing technique, a  weightlifting belt provides a signal to your torso to tighten your muscles and core (providing stability) so that you can lift heavier loads. A weightlifting belt is a tool that will help with your stability and focus on safely reaching your goals.

Why invest in a Dip Belt? 

The Gymreapers Dip Belt is made to be functional, aesthetic, and durable for years of training and use. Whether you're a beginner or a world-class athlete, Gymreapers has created a premium-grade dip belt for a high level of support. Take your upper body workouts to the next level by incorporating a dip belt for your shoulder, chest, triceps, back, and leg workouts. The versatility of workouts that are possible with our dip belt is worth the investment. 

Weightlifting Lever Belt FAQ

Q: What size of a lever belt should I get? 

A: Measure around your belly button to find the right size first. When you find your size, a lever belt is worn around the same area (belly button) to avoid it from “jamming” or digging into your hips. 

Q: How do you adjust the lever buckle? 

A:When you first get a lever belt, you adjust it to the size you think you’ll need by using a screwdriver to secure the lever adjustment. As you go up in weight it’s easy to quickly change the setting.

Q: Why should I use a lever belt? 

A: If you’re looking for a belt that’s secure, gives you a tighter fit, and has the ability to support you during heavy lifting loads, then a lever belt is right for you

Q: Is a lever weightlifting belt expensive? 

A: It may seem like a lever belt cost a lot, but when you invest in a quality lever belt, you know you’re investing in it for life without having to worry about replacements or it failing.

Q: Who should use a lever belt? 

A: A lever belt is most often used for powerlifting, so if you’re just starting out a lever belt might not be necessary. Anyone who has experience with weightlifting can benefit from using a lever belt. 

Q: How tight should a lever belt be? 

A: The best rule to follow is to be able to stick your hand between the belt and your belly. If the belt fits any tighter you might be doing more harm and constrict breathing as you perform your reps. 

Q: Should I get a 10mm or 13mm lever belt? 

A: The 10mm lever belt option is more common with many people and takes less time to break in. For serious lifters looking for the most amount of support, a thicker (13mm) belt is likely best. 

Q: What color options does a lever belt come in? 

A: The Gymreapers 10mm lever belt includes color options such as military green, black, navy blue, gray, and red. 


Weightlifting Belt FAQ

Q: How do I use a weight lifting belt? 

A:You’ll know you’re properly wearing a weight lifting belt if you’re breathing into it (expanding your stomach/core into the belt and then bracing against it). 

Q: What doesn’t a weightlifting belt do? 

A: A weightlifting belt doesn’t automatically prevent injuries nor does it mean you’ll automatically lift heavier especially if your breathing technique is off. Proper form is always first. 

Q: When should I wear a weightlifting belt? 

A: If you’re serious about making progress and want to lift heavier on squats, deadlifts, and more, a weight lifting belt should be worn on maximum or heavy sets. 

Q: What size weightlifting belt do I need? 

A: The best way to find your size of lifting belt is to measure around your waist (at belly button) with the clothes you’d wear to the gym. From there, use the measurements to find your correct size. 

Q: What’s the difference between a weightlifting belt and a lever belt? 

A: A lever belt is geared more towards powerlifters or people who frequently lift heavy weight. Weightlifting belts are for people who do Olympic lifting, CrossFit, and bodybuilding. 


Nylon Weightlifting Belt FAQ

Q: Why should I wear a nylon weightlifting belt? 

A: A nylon weightlifting belt provides safe support and quick removal during CrossFit or powerlifting movements.

Q: When should I wear a lifting belt in CrossFit?

A:  In situations where a WOD is kicking your ass and you need support with your lifting performance. 

Q: What’ the difference between a weightlifting belt and a nylon belt? 

A: Leather is known to be more rigorous, hence giving more support during deadlifts or squats. A nylon belt is more flexible while still providing sturdy support with quick removal. 

Q: Can I wash my nylon weightlifting belt? 

A: Yes, wash it in the sink, bucket, or tub with warm water and detergent. In some cases, you can machine wash your lifting belt on the gentle cycle. Hang dry only.


Dip Belt FAQ

Q: What is a dip belt used for? 

A: A dip belt serves many uses and features a durable chain that you can attach weight to and increase the difficulty of bodyweight exercise (like pull-ups and dips). 

Q: How much weight does a Gymreapers dip belt hold? 

A: The fabric and steel chain on our dip belt can hold up to 250 pounds of weight. 

Q: How does a dip belt work? 

A: Just like a normal belt, you first secure it around your waist. Then you can add your desired amount of free weights to the chain attachment for extra resistance.

Q: What are the benefits of using a dip belt for workouts? 

A: The top benefits include lockout strength and performance, improved stability of triceps wrists, and shoulders, and stronger arms with more definition. 

Q: Who can perform dip exercises? 

A: Anyone not facing mobility issues or injury can use a dip belt toincrease overhead stability, pressing, muscle-ups, and can be done at any gym.

Q: What exercises can I do with a dip belt?

A: The list can be lengthy but some popular workouts are dips, dip belt chin-ups, dip belt pull-ups, weighted dips, and dip belt squats. 


Single-Prong Weightlifting Belt FAQ

Q: Is a single-prong weightlifting belt better than a double-prong?

A: Both are great and do the job. A single-prong belt is easier to use, adjust, and take off (especially in quick transitions).