I have always used a weight belt when lifting. I wear it majority of the time whether it be for support, comfort, or just as a security blanket. I wear it when training any of my bodyparts, I don’t discriminate. lol
So it goes without saying that a comfortable and secure weight belt is important to me. Despite this fact, the most I have spent on a weight belt is around $45-50.00. As with other things, I am starting to learn that you get what you pay for.
The weight belts I have gotten in the past were very rigid and tough. They takes months, if not years to break in and feel comfortable. I have had the big back ones, and the narrow backed ones. I am a fan of narrow back. Anything over 4 inches wide is just plain annoying. In my opinion.
So anyway, a few months back I decided to invest money into a better weight belt. First I looked around at people at my gym and discovered the Inzer Powerlifting belts. They are pretty hardcore, and perfect for power-lifting, but after trying one on, I wasn’t sure if it was what I was looking for.
So then I took to the Internet, and by chance I bumped into a company called Cardillo. I noticed that they made custom embroidery weight belts. This of course got my attention. I then called up and asked a ton of questions like I usually do, and learned that they make belts for alot of top bodybuilders as well as other famous celebrities. This was a plus in my eyes, as it was more proof of the quality.
I took a week to design the custom embroidery that I wanted to appear on my belt and emailed it in. The people over there were very helpful throughout the process.
I was then told that the belt would take 8-12 weeks to arrive. This was a slight downer for me, but that I realized that the better things in life are definitely worth waiting for.
Well today is the day that my belt arrived and here is a photo:
Physique Technician ! Love it. Definitely well worth the wait.
The added bonus on the weight belt is the feel. I have never had a weight belt that felt like this. It is brand new and already feels more supportive and comfortable than my 2 year old belt. Once again, with some things you pay for quality. This belt was more expensive than any of my previous ones, but it is also far better quality. For something that I wear for EVERY weight training session, it was well worth the money.
I also want to note that you don’t have to order a custom belt, you can simply get a plain belt. This is still a great option due to the superior quality of the Cardillo belts.
I advise anyone in the market for a new weight lifting belt to check out Cardillo’s website. You will not regret it