Monday, March 25, 2019
Did You Know?
Did you know that the use of weight lifting belts for healthy adults, engaging in moderately intense exercise programs is not recommended; this is because weight belts have the potential to increase an individual's heart rate and systolic blood pressure.
Additionally, weight belts often give people a false sense of security, and the misconception they can lift more weight, and this can result in over working muscles and injury...which decreases motivation, hindering goal attainment. In essence, the utilization of weight belts is quite often counterproductive to the task-at-hand.
The alternative to weight belts is about utilizing appropriate exercise technique and especially proper activation of your core muscles, which are essentially your body's natural weight lifting belt!