HIP BELT SQUAT
(Ben Bruno at t-nation.com shares his love of belt squat exercises along with their inherit benefits.)
Hip belt squats are a hidden gem of lower body training. Serious lifters have been using them for years to build bigger and stronger legs, yet they're mired in mainstream obscurity due to ignorance, lack of specialized equipment, and/or a general awkwardness in performing the lift. I hope to change that.
What makes hip belt squats unique is that they offer a loaded bilateral squatting pattern without loading the spine, making it an appealing option for working around injuries. Back-pain sufferers often struggle with the spinal compression and shear that comes from axial loading. Hip belt squats circumvent this as the hips and legs take on the lion's share of the load.
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BELT SQUAT RACK ATTACHMENT
• ASTM A500 Grade B tubing, ASTM A36 Plates
• Welded to AWS standard D1.1
• Eliminates spinal loads