OVERTIGHTENING IT

Overtightening your Cardillo Weight Belt is not only super uncomfortable, but it can cause several injuries like muscle strains and hernias. If you cinch your belt too tight during a session, you limit your range of motion and disrupt your breathing patterns, both of which are essential to an effective and successful lift.

 

NOT TIGHTENING THE BELT ENOUGH

A weight belt that is too loose will not provide any support for the lower back and abdominal muscles. It can cause you to hyperextend your back and strain a muscle. Your Cardillo Weight Belt is meant to stabilize your spine and prevent your hips from shifting out of alignment, so utilize it properly! The ideal tightness for the belt allows you to breathe comfortably while feeling the pressure of the belt against your skin.

 

YOU AREN’T ENGAGING YOUR CORE

Engaging your core while lifting is essential in maintaining good form. In order for your Cardillo Weight Belt to function properly, your core abdomen must be engaged to create pressure against the belt to help stabilize your spine and the surrounding muscles. It will enable you to lift with a more neutral posture, reducing the risk of injuries and strains.