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Released in 2016, the Lever Belt by SBD quickly became a popular choice for powerlifters based upon the reputation of SBD to release some of the world’s finest lifting products. When the reviews came in, the SBD Lever Belt was no different: it’s very good for helping a lifter keep their core braced.
Both are high quality belts that will drastically improve your ability to keep a tight, braced core during heavy lifts. While the SBD lever belt may be the highest quality belt available, it is likely not “twice as good for twice the price” as the Inzer lever belt – they’re really both fantastic.
If you want the best of the best, go with SBD.
If you want a superb belt, go with Inzer.
SBD Lever Belt: Pros and Cons
- One-of-a-kind hybrid lever/prong locking mechanism provides an airtight fit
- Incredibly well-designed and built to last forever
- Only comes in 13mm, no 10mm option exists at this time
- At $228, it is the most expensive belt on the market
- Like other stiff lever belts, the lever lock mechanism can take several sessions to break in and function properly
The SBD Lever Belt is available from Anderson Powerlifting.
Inzer Lever Belt: Pros and Cons
- Easily achieve a very tight fit with lever
- Can be loosened quickly
- Belt stays in place, does not slide against body
- Available in 10mm and 13mm thickness
- Guaranteed for life
- Can be a bit difficult to get completely off after popping the lever, which is easy
- Due to its stiffness, it can take several sessions before the belt begins to break in and conform to the body of the user
- This also applies to the lever lock mechanism