Sep 4th, 2010
Reminder: A weekend schedule is in place for Monday (Labor Day) – 8 AM and 9 AM classes with a 10 AM open gym only.
Marcus of TJ’s Gym sticking a clean during the NorCal Sectionals while belted.
A topic that tends to stir some controversy is the usage of belts during lifting. Many argue that the belt is an artificial external aid that prevents a trainee from becoming stronger. Some also suggest that if the use of a belt is required then the weight being lifted is too heavy. I fall squarely on the other side of this debate and recommend the use of a belt provided certain conditions are met. A belt does not lift the weight for the trainee, but it might just enable them to get stronger than they would without it.