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Old 10-11-2008, 12:38 PM   #184
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Originally Posted by FastFreddy View Post
I have only done deadlifts to 365 when my weight was 185 with no belt and no knee wraps.
I understand the benefits of weight belts when doing exercises like deadlifts, squats, and standing military presses for reducing stress on the lower back. I tend to not use a weight belt, even though I do lift heavy. I do feel stress on my lower back, but always assumed that it was better to let my spinal erector muscles get used to the load and build strength.

What is your opinion?

Anyone can chime in if they have an opinion. Thanks.
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