Nylon Weightlifting Belt
A quality weightlifting belt is an essential part of any serious lifter’s kit.
Firstly, a belt protects the lower back while you’re engaged in the lift. By increasing intra-abdominal pressure and compressing the contents of the abdominal cavity, the belt provides greater support to the whole mid-section, especially the bones and discs of the lower back.
The other benefit of wearing a belt is that it forms a rigid girdle around the lower torso, effectively connecting the rib cage to the hips. This prevents hyperextension during overhead lifts as well as preventing bending and twisting while the back is under stress.
The belt is intended to support your lower back, so it should be worn just above the hips with the fastener over your lower abdominals. It should sit as low as possible without becoming jammed into the crease of the hips during squats or deadlifts. As your belly will expand against the belt during the lift, you’ll want to tighten it one notch before the maximum.
The ‘valsalva manoeuvre’
To get the most out of your belt, you must employ the ‘valsalva manoeuvre’. This requires taking a deep breath of air into your belly and then trying to exhale forcefully with a closed glottis (throat). The pressure will push your belly against thebelt, thereby increasing the pressure around your midsection, as well as setting the lower back into an arch. It is essential to use the valsalvamanoeuvre to achieve the pressure, not simply tighten the belt as much as possible.
Iron Edge has produced a range of belts to address the needs of the full spectrum of lifters. All our belts are crafted from high-quality nylon to provide the stiffest, most rigorous support. It also ensures decades of durable, reliable service.
Our belts are available in following sizes:
Acquire a measuring tape (pliable or seamstress tape is preferred).
Measure around the waist, about 4″ above where your pants are.
*note: do not “suck in”, just measure in a relaxed state.
Small - 24” to 28” 60 to 72cm
Medium - 28” to 32” 70 to 82cm
Large - 32” to 36” 80 to 92cm
XLarge - 36” to 40” 90 to 102cm
1. Peace of Mind
With over 200,000 satisfied customers, Iron Edge is Australia's No.1 high performance strength training brand. We've been fitting out elite high performance gyms for the likes of Collingwood Football Club and the Australian Defence Forces for years. We know what you need and what you don't. Our products are constantly being tried, tested and improved to be the best they can be. And we stand behind them accordingly.
2. Product Range
Iron Edge has one of the biggest ranges of high performance training equipment available in Australia. From Nike Romaleos weightlifting shoes, through to kettlebells, Power Bands and weightlifting equipment. In all we stock 100’s of different products at our warehouse facility in Melbourne so you'll always be able to get what you want and, most importantly, when you need it. That's why Iron Edge is the choice of Australia's best athletes, coaches and gyms. And why anything else is just compromise.
At Iron Edge we employ experienced and qualified engineers to design, test and then source the best manufacturers of all our equipment. Up until 2017 we manufactured in-house, but market pressures forced us to move manufacturing overseas. However we weren’t going to compromise on the quality and structural integrity of our products, so after rigorous research, we’ve been able to partner with some of the industry’s best and most experienced equipment manufacturers. In many ways they are more advanced and sophisticated than our in-house work shop, so you can be assured that the quality of all our products meet the same high standards and are worthy of the Iron Edge brand.
When you promise 'serious training' you have to back it up. Fortunately we do, drawing on our extensive experience dealing with Australia's best coaches, athletes, sports scientists and exercise physiologists. It's enabled Iron Edge to be one of Australia's leading authorities in high performance strength training- and with an educational arm of the business comprised of over ten certified courses launching soon, we plan on increasing the industry standard across the board.
5. No 'BS' Guarantee
We don't just say our products are the best available. We back it up with an industry leading guarantee. That means if your Iron Edge equipment is faulty or fails to deliver on its promise we will replace it. Conditions do apply.
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7. Daily Dispatch
Most orders will ship from our warehouse SAME DAY (Monday- Friday) if place before 11am.
Though larger palletised orders are likely to take longer.
Details on Australia wide delivery times can be found on our Shipping Information page