THE CLASSIC LIFTING BELT
The Cerberus 10mm Single Prong Belt has been made to the highest standard, with durability and quality in mind. It is 10cm wide and 10mm thick with 6 rows of high strength nylon stitching. We have only used quality leather with a soft non-slip finish and the embroidered logos add to the premium image. This belt has a pre “broken in” feel that makes it quicker to form around your waist, but remains rigid and very supportive – so you can be assured the belt will fit great and feel awesome!
This belt has a high quality matte black single prong buckle. Single prong is the most popular buckle and has long been a favourite amongst experienced lifters. It can be released quicker and easier than a double prong belt. The belt can be easily adjusted to your desired tightness for any given exercise e.g. most lifters like different levels of support for squats and deadlifts. Also various Strongman events most definitely require different levels of belt tightness.
How do Lifting Belts actually work?
A belt supports the back, this is true to a degree however not in the way most would think. A belt works by increasing intra-abdominal pressure by up to 40 percent! Increasing the intra-abdominal pressure provides spinal stability leading to greater force output. This intra-abdominal pressure pushes against the spine from the inside, whilst the core muscles of the abdominal wall and lower back push on the spine from the outside. These two forces (inside and outside pressure) acting against each other to stabilise the spine and reduce the stress on it. This is how your belt actually protects you from injury.
Does a Belt actually help Performance?
Research shows that WHEN USED PROPERLY wearing a belt can help you generate more force and bar speed on the Squat and Deadlift, which translates into higher one-rep maxes and more reps with any given weight.
When should you use a Belt?
You don’t need to nor should you wear a belt all the time on every exercise. Your belt should fit tight, if it feels comfortable and you can leave it on for your whole workout then it is not tight enough and you will not be getting any of the benefits from wearing it. It gives most of its benefits on lower body dominant exercises such as Squats, Deadlifts, Strongman Events and Olympic Lifts. As you get closer to maximum weight use the belt for performance and safety.
You should definitely NOT wear a belt if you have health conditions like uncontrolled high-blood pressure or conditions that can be exacerbated by intra-abdominal pressure like a hernia.
VERY IMPORTANT! To find your size measure around your waist where you will wear the belt – usually around your belly button. Without sucking in your belly pull the tape measure tight. Subtract 1″ (2.5cm) from this measurement and use the guide below to choose your size. If in doubt then choose the larger size.
Please note that although this sizing guide works for the majority of people, due to different body types there will be the odd occasion where you might want to exchange your belt for a different size – we will be more than happy to do this.
|Size||Your Measurement minus 1″ (2.5cm)
|S||22″ – 29″ (56 – 74 cm)|
|M||26″ – 33″ (66 – 84 cm)|
|L||30″ – 37″ (76 – 94 cm)|
|XL||34″ – 41″ (86 – 104 cm)|
|2XL||36″ – 43″ (91 – 109 cm)|
|3XL||38″ – 45″ (97 – 114 cm)|
|4XL||40″ – 47″ (102 – 119 cm)|
|5XL||42″ – 49″ (107 – 124 cm)|
|6XL||44″ – 51″ (112 – 130 cm)|