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How To Use A Belt Squat Machine?

How To Use A Belt Squat Machine?

At Bells of Steel, we understand the importance of using a belt squat machine as part of your workout routine. It’s an effective way to target and isolate your lower body muscles, specifically your quads, glutes, and hamstrings.

However, many people are not familiar with how to use a belt squat machine properly.

In this comprehensive guide, we will show you step-by-step how to use a belt squat machine to squat pain-free and build the strength and size of your legs.Before using the belt squat machine, it's important to make sure that it's set up correctly.

First, adjust the height of the attachment point so that it's level with your hips. Typically, it has some sort of tubing system like a power rack.

Then, load up the amount of weight plates you want onto the weight horns of the machine, making sure that they are evenly distributed between the left and right sides. Next, secure your belt squat belt around your waist, making sure that it fits comfortably and snugly.

The belt should be positioned around your hips and not your waist, as this will help to distribute the weight evenly and reduce the risk of bruising or pinching — because that stuff hurts! Once you have secured your belt, step onto the platform and position your feet into your typical squat stance.

If you’re not sure where to start, place your feet about shoulder-width apart with your toes pointing outwards by 15-45 degrees. Change your stance as needed to match your comfort.

Your toes should be pointing forward, and your knees should be slightly bent.Once you’re in position, squat down and hold yourself in that position while you clip your belt to the attachment point of the machine.

You’ll be squatting within a few seconds, so double check to make sure your stance is exactly where you want it. When you’re ready, stand up to unrack the weight and pull the handlebar or handles towards you.

This will disengage the stopper system, and you should now feel the weight on your hips. Lower your body under control by bending your knees, keeping your chest out. You should feel your leg muscles working as you descend.

Once you have lowered to your desired depth, usually to powerlifting-depth, push with your legs to stand up.Once you’ve done your desired number of repetitions, push the handlebar/handles back into their “catch” position and slowly squat down.

The stopper system should kick in and support the weight.From here, you can unclip your belt squat belt from the attachment point and step off the machine.

Take a bow, friend!In conclusion, using a belt squat machine is an effective way to squat pain-free when barbell back squats give you trouble. It can also be an effective tool for strengthening and growing your legs.

By following these steps, you can use the belt squat machine safely and effectively to achieve your fitness goals. Remember to always start with a lighter weight and gradually increase the weight as you get stronger. Let the gainz begin!