OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE, OUTSTANDING VALUE
The Cerberus Classic Lever Belt has been made to the highest standard, with durability and quality in mind. 10cm wide and 13mm thick with 6 rows of high strength nylon stitching. We have used High Quality Leather with a soft non slip finish and the embroidered logos add to the premium finish of these belts. This belt has a pre “broken in” feel that makes it quicker to form around your waist, yet remains very supportive. The belt will fit great and feel great from the word go and to top it off it's covered by our 12 month warranty. Made to the Maximum Size Specs of Most Powerlifting Federations.
This belt comes with a matte black cast alloy lever buckle as standard. The benefit of a lever is that you can tighten the belt to its maximum tightness and release with the minimum of effort making it very quick, easy and safe to use. The lever buckle is complimented with our signature Cerberus logo.
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.
|Your Measurement minus 1" (2.5cm)
|24″ – 31″ (61 – 79 cm)
|28″ – 35″ (71 – 89 cm)
|32″ – 39″ (81 – 99 cm)
|36″ – 43″ (91 – 109 cm)
|38″ – 45″ (97 – 114 cm)
|40″ – 47″ (102 – 119 cm)
|42″ – 49″ (107 – 124 cm)
|44″ – 51″ (112 – 130 cm)
|46″ – 53″ (117 – 135 cm)
|48″ – 55″ (122 – 140 cm)