Weight Belt Survey Result
Following an article we published regarding weight belts last year, we conducted a brief
survey on the subject because we wanted to know what the public thought
about them. We’re proud to present the results of that survey and
discuss what we found.
When asked if weight
belts were still necessary, 59% said “No”. However, when asked if weight
belts should be used, respondents had mixed views. Many stated that a
weight belt should be used for heavy lifting or during Olympic style
lifts while others believe it shouldn’t be used or should only be used
with proper supervision.
Should the fitness
industry educate people on when to use weight belts, 88% of respondents
said “Yes”. Respondents unanimously agreed (100%) that education on the
use of proper alignment when lifting was necessary, but had mixed views
about needing a weight belt if more knowledge on proper posture was
taught. Of those responses, 56% said “No”, while 44% said “Yes”.
While opinions remain
mixed, everyone agreed that proper alignment is necessary. Some won’t
recommend them, but many still feel they’re necessary for heavy lifts
and keep the person aligned properly. Others disagree and feel the belts
are unnecessary and provide a false sense of security.
We’re thankful for
everyone that participated in the survey. As promised, if you
participated you were entered into a giveaway. We’re proud to present
the winner of the giveaway:
Congratulations Mark Fox from Memphis, TN, who just won BraceAbility Posture Corrector Upper Back & Shoulder Support Brace.
Be ready for more
opportunities to win great prizes in the future as usual. We encourage
you to keep making the world better through the work you do with others.