Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Help! I'm Trapped in My Belt!

Yesterday during my workout, I got trapped. No, it wasn't under a bar, with dumbbells, or on a machine. I got trapped in my weight belt.

Yes, you read that right. I got trapped in my weight belt.

It looks so innocent. Looks can be deceiving!
I was squatting very heavy yesterday so I put on my weight belt to support my lower back and give my whole body more stability. I don't wear it very often, but when I do, I wear it properly: TIGHT.

I finished my squat sets then tried unsuccessfully to unhook my belt. I tried again and still couldn't pull it enough release the prongs. Because it's so tight, it's not meant to be worn for much longer than the exercise and it was beginning to mash my ribs.

Desperately, I ran over to J, tossed the end of the belt into his hands, then sucked in my tummy so he could pull the prongs free. He managed to get the belt unhooked while his client laughed at the spectacle. Oh well; at least I know I provided some entertainment!

Do you wear a weight belt when you train? Have you ever gotten trapped in your belt (or am I the only one?)?

5 comments:

  1. Use the squat rack to get out of your belt

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    1. I tried that! I still couldn't pull it the right way.

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  2. Hey Kari ,
    I do not wear a belt now but I used too but i have never had this problem but i know It not happen you again . It might have been a tad to tight . Have a great day my friend !!

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    1. Nope, it wasn't too tight; it was perfect. It's a fairly new belt so it doesn't have much give to it yet, which is why it's so difficult to unhook.

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  3. Hilarious. Totally something that has happened to me! :) At a certain point, you get kinda panicky. lol

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