I am a huge fan of this belt. I can get it tighter than any leather belt I have tried and it is a hell of a lot easier to loosen. If you know that feeling when you have pushed to your max and just need the belt off right now then this is the belt for you. I even bought one for my training partner.
Apr 23, 2014
- Height: 5'8"
- Weight: 207 lbs
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I bought this belt because the belts at my gym were bruising my sides. Fitment was good and comfortable, but definitely not enough support. My back was aching as soon as I started lifting over 225 lbs dead lift. Conclusion: Spend your money on a leather belt.
Dec 13, 2013
Extremely comfortable belt, forms great to your back and gives you great support. Noticed some mixed reviews based on "should've got the 2006 over the 2004" and about the sizing but I stuck to the recommended sizing chart and have made this a staple of any work out requiring back support for heavy weight. These belts are a no brainer!
Nov 27, 2013
This the best lifting belt I'm use to lifting
Nov 18, 2013
- Weight: 144 lbs
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Nov 6, 2013
Switched from my Nike Lifting belt that I've been using for years. Own the all-black version. Good support & I love that even though I loosen the strap, there's that inner velcro that still holds belt loosely in place & not just fall off. At the time of this review I have a 31"-32" & the Small fits me well. Doesn't hurt when I tighten it or bend down.
Aug 14, 2013
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Aug 1, 2013
I've been waiting on a belt for about 5 months now trying to figure out the best belt for me. I came to a conclusion with borrowing my buddies belt for about a month that this was the belt for me. I was so pumped on ordering it and it came in a couple days and arrived perfectly for my leg training session the night before. The 2006 is the best belt by far and I've gone through alot of belts in the past. I'll never go back.
Jul 31, 2013
I purchased this belt based on strong recommendations. I must say that having used this belt now a dozen times that it isn't worth the purchase. It's basically made of cardboard sandwiched between cloth material which offers zero support to heavy lifters. This is more a belt for a moving company employee who would wear this moving boxes from one house to another than a bodybuilder. Avoid and stick to a leather belt which provides ten times more support.
Mar 28, 2013
Small fits right. I have a 30 inch waist and it works well. Tried it during my Squats (maximum my doctor allowed me because I am injured), and it helped me squeeze my abs and core a lot.
Jan 16, 2013
Excellent belt. I have been very happy with it ever since I purchased it. Going to need to replace it though soon but due to weight loss not the belt failing!
Jan 6, 2013
I am still fairly new to lifting and this is the first belt I've bought so other than the communal belt at my gym this is the only belt I've used. I bought it based on the reviews I read here on bodybuilding.com and I was not let down. The belt is incredibly comfortable and offers ample support for the weights I lift (squat and deadlift 60kg). It met my expectations and I would definitely recommend this product. I will not be using my gym's crappy communal belt again.
Jun 15, 2011
I like that belt, I get a very good support with it..since the first time I used it, it was very comfortable!!!
Mar 2, 2011
This belt is great. I was concerned about a Velcro belt not being as tight as a leather belt with buckle. This belt will tighten up as tight as you could want. The 6" back really supports and helps keep from rounding the back on heavy lifts. If you are near the smaller end of the waste size for particular belt size, remember to order a size that will tighten smaller than your actual waste size. I have a 36" waste and wear the medium. Being overzealous with my new belt, I learned the hard way it's possible to cause an injury by tightening a belt too much, putting too much pressure on the areas of the abdomen that are not supported by the belt.
Jan 4, 2011
This is a very comfortable belt due to its contour and shape. Since I am not a powerlifter, I have not run into any issues with it not being supportive enough. Currently for 225 lb squats and deadlifts, it is plenty supportive. I'm sure that it will be fine for anything under 315lbs. IMPORTANT-Go with the smaller size if you're on the borderline between sizes. They will only cinch down to a certain point. So I had to return a large for a medium which works great.(I have a 35" waist)
Dec 8, 2010
I recently blew the buckle out on my old Weider lifting belt and commenced with the purchase of a new belt. I had read awesome reviews of the Schiek belts and purchased a medium 2006 series (their 6" model). When I first put the belt on for my first workout with it, I couldn't believe how comfortable and tight fitting it was. However, once I started moving some weight via deadlifts, I was extremely let down by the support offered by the belt. The neoprene-like material of the belt, while comfortable, I found to provide minimal actual support. I have already commenced the return process with the belt and intend to purchase a more rigid leather belt. Would be a great belt for general weight training, but even though the company claims the belt's wonders for heavy weights, I strongly disagree. If you intend to be moving some decent weight (perhaps 350 or greater deadlifting and 400 or greater squatting) go with a more rigid leather belt.
Oct 6, 2010