Custom vs. Standard Weightlifting Belts: Which is Better?
When it comes to weightlifting, having the right gear can make all the difference in your performance and safety. One key piece of equipment is the weightlifting belt. But with so many options available, it can be tough to decide which type of belt is right for you: custom or standard?
In this blog post, we will compare and contrast custom and standard weightlifting belts to help you make an informed decision. We will examine the benefits and drawbacks of each type, as well as provide recommendations for which type of lifter might prefer each option.
Custom Weightlifting Belts
Custom weightlifting belts are exactly what they sound like: belts that are personalised to your exact specifications. These belts are made from high-quality Italian top grain vegetable tanned leather and can be customised in terms of the design, suede colours, stitching and more.
- Customizable to your exact specifications
- High-quality materials and construction
- Can provide a more personalised fit and better support
- More expensive than standard belts
- Can take longer to produce and ship
- May not be necessary for all lifters
Custom weightlifting belts are a great option for serious lifters who are looking for a personalised fit and support. They are particularly useful for lifters with unique body types or lifting styles that require a specific type of belt, such as something that is very large or very small.
Standard Weightlifting Belts
Standard weightlifting belts are the more traditional option. We also use the term 'stock belt' for them interchangeably with the standard belts that we make ourselves. These will have the UK flag in the top right hand corner of the product picture. These belts are typically made from leather or nylon and come in a standard thickness and width. They are designed to provide support and stability during heavy lifts.
- More affordable than custom belts
- Widely available at most fitness stores
- Can provide adequate support for most lifters
- May not fit all body types and lifting styles
- No customisation options
Standard weightlifting belts are a good option for lifters who are just starting out or who do not have unique lifting needs. They are also a good choice for lifters who are on a budget and cannot afford a custom belt, or simply don't want anything that draws attention to themselves.
In the end, the choice between a custom or standard weightlifting belt comes down to personal preference and individual needs. If you are a serious lifter with unique requirements, a custom belt may be worth the investment. However, for most lifters, a standard belt will provide adequate support and stability. Ultimately, the key is to choose a belt that fits well, provides the right level of support, and helps you perform at your best.
Want to view our custom belts? You can check them out here.