Using a weightlifting belt can really help your stability and, in turn, your technique. However, I know from personal experience that using the wrong size can really hinder your progress. If it’s too loose, then it won’t offer the support you require. Too tight and it will make it difficult to maintain correct form. If you want to achieve more when lifting weights, then getting the right size belt is crucial. Measure yourself often, especially if you’re gaining or losing weight.
While wearing your gym clothes, stand up straight. Wrap a tape measure around the middle of your abdomen, crossing over your belly button and keeping it completely straight. Make sure the measure is snug but not too tight. Write down that measurement because that’s your weightlifting belt size. When shopping for a new belt make sure it fits that measurement exactly. You can learn more about sizing your weightlifting belt at Muscle Lead.