Are Lever Belts Better Than Prong Belts?

Lever belts are easier to put on and take off, which is important because you don't want to worry about messing up your belt when you're excited for a big move. Additionally, although both waist belts can provide the same level of support, you can wrap the lever belt more tightly around the waist than an prong belt. So if you prefer a tighter belt fit, purchasing a lever belt is a far better choice.

1. How Easy Is The Belt To Secure? 

Compared with prong belts, lever belts are easier to lock in.

When I say "lock in the belt", I mean how easy it is to fasten the belt and fasten the buckle.

You may think it's not a big deal, but when you are trying to concentrate on making big moves, the last thing you want to think about is to fasten your belt.

If you are a competitive weightlifter and only have a certain amount of time to set up your equipment before you have to step onto the competition platform, this will become a bigger problem.

As the name suggests, the lever belt adopts a toggle system. Hook the belt teeth into the holes you want, and then twist the lever to close it.

Actually, this process takes 1 second to close the lever.

The prong belt works similar to any ordinary belt when wearing pants.

 You pass the belt of your belt through the loop and choose a hole that fits your torso.

However, for split waist belts, you may need to use a shelf as an attachment point to pull the belt more firmly depending on how tight you like to wear the belt. In weightlifting competitions, there is generally no shelf to do this in the backstage, so it is usually necessary for a friend to pull the belt to tighten the belt.

This is more problematic for double prong belts, because you can usually insert one nail into the hole in the belt, but you cannot insert a second nail. To be honest, all

don’t need a double akimbo at all.


2.  How Tight Do You Like To Wear The Belt? 

Compared to a prong belt, you can get a tighter fit if you use a lever belt.

If you want to tie the powerlifting belt as tightly as possible, the lever belt allows you to do so.

This is not to say that the prong is not tight at the waist.

Compared to claw buckles, the lever system allows you to close tighter adjustments on the belt.

It should be clear that not everyone likes a tight belt.

A tighter belt does not necessarily mean better.

There is usually a "sweet spot" for how everyone likes to wear a belt.

You don't want your belt to be too tight for you to perform the correct "breathing and reinforcement" technique. I wrote a complete article.

This is the process of joining your core and waist belt to create "spine stiffness".

For example, if your belt is so tight that you can barely breathe, there will definitely be some diminishing returns when implementing effective reinforcement techniques.

However, in general, a tighter belt will make you feel safer under the heaviest weight.

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