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    New belt and sleeves

    I finally got my inzer lever belt this week, yesterday I gave it a test drive doing DL 15x2 speed sets. It felt great its tight as shit which provided what felt like a wall for my mid section to press against however today I have bruises on my mid section which is whatever but I hope I can use it again today w/o to much discomfort . I am guessing its gonna take some breaking in?

    I also bought the inzer knee sleeves with the Velcro I am gonna try them today squatting . My question is should I be using the sleeves every time I squat or dead lift ? only on heavy days ? at all since I really don't get any knee pain ? Never used anything on my knees I just figured I would save my self the 5 weeks and order everything at once

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    Never heard of anyone pulling with knee sleeves. If anything they'd get in the way. As for squats, I put them on after my warm up and use them every squat session.
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    Some guys pull with knee sleeves but like Milo said they can get in the way. I wouldn't use them for pulling

    And for the bruises from the belt. Your gonna get them for a while man. The edges on the belts are sharps and take time to wear down. U can get a file and smooth the edges if u want. It won't have any negative affect on the belt. I remember when I first got my inzer belt I would have some blood spots around my ribs from it. Lol. Mines like four years old and still gives me bruises but thats part of the game.
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    I got the Inzer lever. First few times it was a biotch to get out of.

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    I'm getting myself a new belt also man. One of those things about breaking a belt in and getting ur body comfortable with it take a bit.
    I wouldnt deadlift with knee sleeves man. For me they would get caught and throw my lifts off.
    No pain no gain also
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    Anyone try mark bells new belts? They are suppose to be broken in already when u get it. I just noticed today my inzer belt is starting to rip where I buckle it in. I gotta call them this week. Fukk
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    I'm in the market for a prong. The lever isn't working so great for me at a lower bf level. Not sure what I am going with yet but hesitant to try the mark bell one...
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    I wear the same knee sleeves to squat in. Just to keep my knees warm until I start wrapping them

    I have an Elite FTS leaver belt and it took 2 years to get broke in. I'm thinking of getting a Spud belt to pull in this year.
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    I am getting relief finally from my belt the first few weeks it was brutal I was bruising in the mid section especially from squats but it does seem to be getting a bit softer and my mid section seems to be breaking in lol . The sleeves I have given up on for now . I think I will give them another shot but there so freaking uncomfortable to me I am not sure I like them
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    POB wait a little bit to get some reviews on the new bell belts.

    The thing I'm really not liking about my prong belt now is that I wrap my knees myself for squats and then put my wrist wraps on the have to buckle my belt. Lol my forearms are usually on fire from all that and think a lever would help a ton.
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    Anything to support joints and soft areas like you core is curtail in body building

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    i use the knee sleeve in squats too. and i think you should do it everytime you squats.

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    Originally Posted by elena View Post
    i use the knee sleeve in squats too. and i think you should do it everytime you squats.
    Explain why.

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    inzer belt definitely left me with bruising but it gets broken in after a while and I love it now

    it helps a lot if you roll it up as tight as you can then flip it over and roll it up again as tight as possible... helps loosen it up, really stiff when brand new

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    Originally Posted by TODAY View Post
    Explain why.
    I have lots of knee issues and find that the sleeves keeping my knees warm helps versus squatting without them. I can squat without them, but I prefer my knees nice and hot. Same thing with bench pressing and elbow sleeves.

    I deadlift with my knee sleeves too, but not the way you think. I turn them upside down to drag the bar across my shins.

    I will need a new belt soon and will more than likely go with an Inzer. I lost so much fat since I started lifting again in 2015 that I am down to the last hole that I can use in my current belt.
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    I have a prong and a lever belt from general leathercraft. Absolutely love them. I've been having some elbow pain so need to find some sleeves. Getting older blows

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