Show highlights include:

  • How to “mimic” what a weight belt does to your body without splurging on an expensive weight belt ([2:18]
  • Why using a weight belt can backfire on you and make you weaker ([3:04]
  • You should only use a weight belt at this specific percentage of your one rep max ([3:20]
  • The powerlifter’s trick to lift heavier weights with ease ([6:06]
  • How to reduce pain and swelling in your knees so you can recover quicker and perform better ([8:24])  
  • How insurance agencies fundamentally sabotage the relationship with your personal trainer ([12:11]
  • The ugly truth about why you wear a weight belt that will sacrifice your results over time ([19:37]
  • The absolute worst time to wear a weight belt ([21:21]

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