Maintain your old Siemens Hipath system

Use of Lifting Belts During Strength Training Workouts

The decision of whether to use a lifting belt during exercise should be guided by the following information:

As mentioned in an earlier article on lower back pain, the deep stabilizing muscles of the lumbo-pelvic region (core) are suspected as having a "drum forming" effect ? that is the muscles contract simultaneously in a reflex (no conscious thought required in people without back pain) action to help stabilize the low back and allow forces to be transferred from the lower body to the upper body and vice versa. This action also has the effect of compressing the abdominal contents - composed primarily of water and very little gas; thus the name of this phenomenon is the "fluid ball" effect. Water as a liquid is essentially incompressible, so you can see how the presence of an internal pressurized fluid "ball" will lend stability to the pelvis and spine and actually help generate torque in the lift. For example, as you descend into a heavy squat, the muscles of the core and diaphragm begin to contract and generate tension on the fluid ball. As you squat deeper and your knees and hips flex more and more, the pelvis starts to tip forward and the large erector spinea muscles begin to lose their strength advantage due to a decreased muscle length. It is logical then to assume that the fluid ball acts as a "block" to prevent excessive spinal flexion and possible compressive damage to the intervertebral ligaments and discs.

Lifting belts have been demonstrated to have a similar effect of passively increasing intra-abdominal pressure simply by the mechanics of their operation. However, when a lifting belt is used on a consistent basis, it is proposed that the inner stabilizing muscles and deep abdominals are relieved of much of their duty and fail to get stimulated sufficiently. Therefore, even though you may be performing a very functional movement like a squat, you are receiving a source of external stabilization likened to that provided by machine exercise. The risk of using a lifting belt for all lifts is that the core muscles are not trained sufficiently and in the correct motor sequence, so if you attempt a heavy lift without a lifting belt, there may be an increased chance of injuring your back. The best advice then is if you are going to use a lifting belt, use it only when you attempt maximal (1RM) lifts and only when the spine is directly targeted like in a squat. Perform submaximal lifts without a belt to ensure sufficient training of the deep stabilizers of the spine. (It should be kept in mind however that some world class Olympic-style weightlifters never use weightlifting belts).

So if your goal is to wear a lifting belt on the field or track or even while performing regular everyday tasks, then use a belt for all your lifts. If however you want "true" functional strength and power, train your own "internal weight lifting belt" and discard the "fake" one.

David Petersen is a Personal Trainer/Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and the owner and founder of B.O.S.S. Fitness Inc. based in Oldsmar, Florida. More articles and information can be found at http://www.bossfitness.com

NOTE: You're free to republish this article on your website, in your newsletter, in your e-book or in other publications provided the article is reproduced in its entirety, including this note, author information and all LIVE website links as above.

In The News:

Merkel 'doing well' after visibly shaking at ceremony
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:04:00 +0100
Angela Merkel sparked concern after she began shaking vigorously as she greeted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Berlin.

Trump's defence secretary pick resigns amid 'painful' family situation
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:08:00 +0100
Donald Trump's preferred candidate for defence secretary has announced his withdrawal from the nomination process for the top Pentagon job. 

I was used as human guinea pig, Caster Semenya says
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 20:55:00 +0100
Caster Semenya says the global athletics governing body has used her as "a human guinea pig" by forcing her to take medication that would limit her testosterone levels. 

Platini questioned on suspicion of Qatar World Cup corruption
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 09:20:00 +0100
Former UEFA president and French football legend Michel Platini has been released after earlier being detained for what his team described as "technical reasons".

UN calls for inquiry into death of ex-Egyptian president
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:43:00 +0100
United Nations officials have called for an independent inquiry into the death of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.



tikatoshop.it

Erfahrungen mit Pallhuber Wein
Agen Bola SBOBET Terpercaya

Travel in comfort and at your leisure with CT Airlink Limousine & Car Service for top quality private transportation and exceptional customer service. We operate Sedans, SUVs & Vans for CT Car Services to covering all Connecticut airports including Car Service from CT to Newark Airport , Mohegan Casino Uncasville CT, Foxwoods Casino Mashantucket CT, Manhattan Cruise Terminal NYC, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal NYC and Bayonne Cruise Terminal NJ. CT Airlink hire licensed and friendly chauffeurs who have in-depth knowledge of the Areas.

Wholesale Room Humidifier

Room HumidifierA room humidifier can help raise the level of... Read More

Elliptical Exerciser

Several years ago elliptical exercisers were introduced to the fitness... Read More

Stop Kidding ? No Home Gyms Allowed

Home GymsNot long ago my wife went shopping for home... Read More

Deciding on a Fitness Center: Tips for Choosing

Joining one of the many fitness centers in your area... Read More

What?s The Big Deal About Treadmill Ratings?

If you're contemplating buying a treadmill and you don't know... Read More

Are Kettlebells Too Expensive?

It's funny how people react to the price of a... Read More

Questions You Must Answer Before Buying a Treadmill

Who is using the treadmill?It is important to know the... Read More

Schwinn Ellipticals Are a Great Ride

Schwinn Ellipticals live up to the name Schwinn. Everyone is... Read More

Cycling Your Way To Fitness - Stationary Exercise Bikes - Still A Top Choice For Overall Fitness

Stationary Exercise Bikes - Still A Top Choice For Overall... Read More

5 Ways To Get The Most From Your Home Gym

A home gym can help you build muscle, produce an... Read More

How to Pick the Right Pair of Running Shoes

Are you ready to start a new healthy habit of... Read More

Buy Stair Lifts Online

Stair lifts ? all sortsNo stair lifts and 18 years... Read More

6 Advantages of Free Weights Over Exercise Machines

Meet Sarah.About a year ago, Sarah saw an infomercial about... Read More

What to Look for When Shopping for an Elliptical Trainer

When shopping for an elliptical trainer, it can be confusing... Read More

Sheep Treadmills

The term sheep treadmills refers nowadays to the exercise devices... Read More

Elliptical Workout vs. Treadmill Workout

An elliptical workout differs from a treadmill workout in a... Read More

Why Smooth Treadmills are Among The Best

Smooth is one of the better-known brands of fitness equipment.... Read More

What To Do Before Buying A Treadmill

Considering buying a treadmill? There are several factors to consider... Read More

Features of Keys Treadmills

Keys treadmills have managed to build an impressive product range... Read More

Weight Loss by Treadmill

Weight loss using a good Treadmill workout program has worked... Read More

Whats The Best Way To Care For Your Trampoline?

Your trampoline can be an expensive item, so it's important... Read More

Blood Pressure Monitor - Is Youre Blood Pressure OK?

The focus on reducing high blood pressure in today's society... Read More

There Are Alot Of Features To Look For When Deciding On An Elliptical Trainer Thats Perfect For You

Have you decided to purchase a piece of home workout... Read More

Cracked Up Glossary Of Common Gym Terms

If you've ever had occasion to visit a gym, you've... Read More

Exercise Bikes vs. Treadmills

You've decided you want to exercise at home. There are... Read More