But my guess is at a much greater load than you will ever belt squat. Hope you enjoy your SUPER SQUATS Hip Belt for many years of productive training! But the simplicity of hard work has either been blurred or completely lost from all the fancy stuff that pervades our current training culture. used in the traditional hip belt squat style (i.e., straddling a bar) is very difficult—in the early days of selling the SUPER SQUATS Hip Belt, we had 2 customers who could squat about 800 lb. Since then I have posted this thread I ran a few tests on the belt with a loading pin and just lifting it off the floor with my hips, and I'm confident that even single looped, it will always stay strong. This is a finely built piece of equipment, as is everything I purchase from Ironmind. Click HERE to contact me, I may have it! The hip belt is comfortable to use and very strong. It's now time to do more. Easy. And yes, 400 lb. What I don't know is the slippage rating on the buckle with single pass - at what load will that happen? A member on here told me your skin gets used to that eventually, but I must admit I'm reluctant to give it another go. You can post now and register later. When you inevitably hit the wall and are unable to achieve 20 reps after weeks of progressive training, at that point you should have made exceptional progress and achieved measurable results. 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. The belt fits around my waist snugly, but the blue strap isn't long enough to double around the back like it says in the instructions to do. Unfortunately, I haven't used the hip belt … - John Kessler, WV, Definitely one of the best investments Ive made: When they say that there is zero strain on the back, believe it. wide range of lifts: squats, weighted chins, weighted dips, calf exercises, hip lifts, pulling and dragging 5,000 lb. Hang in there. Wont do anything to strenghten your back, but your legs will be mush after 5 or 6 good sets. good point. Author of The Blueprint - Want BIG gains WITHOUT drugs? Michael Stock, Spud inc belt squat belt Large Black weightlifting strength training, Ironmind Captains of Crush CoC Grippers Build Grip Hand Strength, Robert Baraban Pinch Grip Converter Turn any Hand Gripper into a Thumb Trainer, Schiek Jay Cutler Weight Lifting Belt J2014 Leather 4" Padded, Insta Slim Tank Top BLACK Slimming Compression Muscle Shirt Mens, NEW Ironmind Super Squats Hip Belt for weightlifting bodybuilding and strength. Since then I have posted this thread I ran a few tests on the belt with a loading pin and just lifting it off the floor with my hips, and I'm confident that even single looped, it will always stay strong. I don't think you'll have an issue, but I would start real light just to make sure everything is okay. Thank you! Perhaps if you use it for something like a hip lift? Bodybuilding.com℠ and BodySpace® are trademarks of Bodybuilding.com. as powerlifters and neither could do 200 lb. × But even then you can back pass the buckle and be fine I feel. "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard". I don't see the difference between using that and a dip belt (for quarter of the price)? If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. My max squat is around 350 (barbell squat) so no, I probably won't. November 12, 2013 in IronMind Enterprises. I havent really had a session of squats with the hip belt yet, so I don't know what to expect. For some reason, I find that the weight feels a whole lot heavier on the belt than it does when I have a bar across my back. Clear editor. as powerlifters and neither could do 200 lb. I will definitely start light. If you can, you are probably still in the 4-figure load range (in pounds). All rights reserved. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy policies. They do back squats and front squats and one-and-a-quarter squats and anything else they can think up. Hip belt squats circumvent this as the hips and legs take on the lion's share of the load. Now that you have gutted it out to achieve the 20-rep goal, rejoice in the moment, and then it's time to move forward. I did it back in the day. So you think I shouldn't have a problem with not double looping? Straddle a short bar, clipping in front and back, or hang the weight just in the front--either way, the SUPER SQUATS Hip Belt allows you to squat unencumbered by a bar on your shoulders. The 20-rep barbell squat routine. Concentrate on getting one rep at a time. I have owned the super squats hip belt for years now, but for whatever reason, never got to using it until now. Belts are adjustable within about a 6" range, so please go by your actual waist size (not pants size) to obtain the best-fitting belt. Understand it will be both physically and mentally demanding, yet it will be simple to implement. Get updates and special offers delivered directly to your inbox. One session is the 20-rep squat routine and the other is something different like deadlifts, leg presses, or whatever blows your skirt up. For the next 20-rep squat workout add at least five pounds to the bar (10 pounds maximum). Thank you and good for you for running those tests. With credit given to Randall Strossen outlining John McCallum's 20-rep squat routine in his book Super Squats, let me tell you about a simple but very difficult program for increasing lower body strength and facilitating weight gain. on the SUPER SQUATS Hip Belt in this style, so this is why we always say to people, If anyone is laughing at the weight you use on hip belt squats, let them it. Thank you! And it still works today in this information-overload environment in which we reside. I use my IM hip squat belt the same way you are using yours (with a loading pin in the front), and although I'm fairly strong in a regular back squat, I can't handle anywhere near 400 lbs on the belt squats. It works. Already had friends coming over to try it, and they have loved it. Hip belt squats are a hidden gem of lower body training. I use lighter weights and high reps and it's a nice change of pace from heavy back squats. Thus, the hip belt takes care of htat and allows them to do squats without worrying about their backs. Thanks for the responses, guys. Comes with a pair of Daisy Chains and two Large Carabiners.   You cannot paste images directly. Your goal again is 20-repetitions. The hip belt is comfortable to use and very strong. At that point you will have pushed it to the limit both physically and mentally. Always consult with a qualified healthcare professional prior to beginning any diet or exercise program or taking any dietary supplement. If you have the intestinal fortitude to attempt a new challenge to for the purpose of improving your strength and/or weight gain, try the 20-rep squat routine. I use it with the loading pin and my legs get blasted. My max squat is around 350 (barbell squat) so no, I probably won't. Please make your selection based on your waist size: Does what it says: A great device. So the webbing is not going to break with any load you will squat with it - double or single. In my case, I went from 245 pounds x 20 reps to 295 pounds x 20 reps. For me - being a genetic trash bag - that was outstanding progress. Review: Super Squats Hip Belt from Ironmind, 5777 N Meeker Ave, Boise, ID 83713-1520 USA, http://www6.mailordercentral.com/iro...sp?number=1220, a comparison between the Ironmind Squat Belt and a climbing harness, Powerlifting Workouts - Training Journals, Post Your Pictures and Introduce Yourself. Are you sure you can't do a couple of passes through the "eyes" on the belt and then double-pass the buckle? I was hoping to hear from mr. Strossen on this one, as well as anyone who owns this belt. Paste as plain text instead, × I should also mention that I attach the weight via loading pin on the front of the belt. But it is brutally difficult.   Your link has been automatically embedded. Photo 3 y Em Bhoo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/embhoo/5759454850/) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons. Once you start working with bigger weights, and especially if you dip into partials/static holds - the difference is incredible. For all neophytes who have no clue how to train hard, I suggest you heed some practical lore from the past. If you attack it with all-out effort you'll accomplish it. I also foresaw that ROM issue and so I made some blocks out of milk crates and wood. I will certainly rotate it into my workouts again. Versatile and effective, the SUPER SQUATS Hip Belt: Portable, for travel or going to the gym. My first question would be: do you really need the belt to handle 400 lbs? Be the first to receive exciting news, features, and special offers from Bodybuilding.com! Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Olympic Weightlifting, Grip, my family, kettlebells, grip, powerlifting, weighted calisthenics, woodturning, fishing, MM0, Certified Red Nail, Big Bastard, Big Hexabastard, Certified FBBC Bastard & IM Red Nail & MM Level 0. Your hip belt is 1" climbing webbing (and I'm VERY familiar with that). True gym rats squat. Powered by Invision Community. I tightened it and added extra towels in those spots, and it worked out well. I was done!). One thing to consider is that you may want to find yourself some blocks to stand on while using your belt..........it's going to be tough to get a good range of motion without them.