- Designed to replicate squat with 1:1 ratio
- Suitable for those with upper body injuries
- Teaches correct squat form with no stress on the spine
- Adjustable starting height
- Capacity to hold up to 600kg
- Option to upgrade with additional weight horns
This Belt Squat Machine is a commercial plate loaded belt squat exclusively manufactured and distributed throughout the world on behalf of Matt Wenning. For any USA or Canadian sales please visit Wenning Strength
When looking for a belt squat machine there are a few key features to look out for as not every belt squat is built the same. This wenning belt squat is designed to replicate the squat with a 1:1 ratio. Machines like the 45 degree leg press or hack squat allow you to load more weight than you would normally be able to lift, not so with the belt squat!
This plate loaded belt squat not only helps with improving squat technique, it also assists those with injuries and teaches the user to squat with correct form without any stress on the spine, which is often associated with barbell squatting.
Apart from the obvious difficulty in setting up and the dangers of squatting on unstable equipment, the main disadvantage is the inability to change your foot placement effectively, having a safety stop or using an appropriate weight tested belt (many dipping belts are not rated to take hundreds of kilograms and snap during the movement causing injury).
We opted for a large 1200mm wide solid steel platform giving you the option to switch from a wide ‘Sumo’ stance to a narrow ‘Olympic’ stance safely and effectively on our belt squat.
Adjustable starting heights and an automatic pivoting handle allow you to concentrate 100% on your technique.
The machine comes complete with a custom medium belt. If you require an additional smaller or larger belt please select the option above (please note the belts are not available to buy without the machine)
Known in the industry as a hip belt squat machine this plate loaded machine not only allows for safe rehabilitation but is a great tool for Strength and Conditioning facilities within Schools, Colleges, Universities or Rugby Clubs thanks to its inbuilt spotter arm which protect you during failed lifts.
Other lever belt squat machine alternatives include standing on squat boxes, flat weights benches or adjustable benches and even using a smith machine but none offer the same benefits as the belt squat machine.
Built using heavy duty 30mm bearings and stainless steel toleranced shafts result in a heavy duty machine that will hold up to 400kg with a precision fit and custom finish.
SO WHAT IS THE BELT SQUAT AND WHY DO I NEED ONE?
Spinal compression can be a major problem to the average gym goer as well as the seasoned athlete. Niggling back or shoulder issues can prevent you from squatting due to pain and irritation setting your leg development back weeks and sometimes even months
The belt squat is the ultimate tool to combat this as your hips bear the brunt of the load using a specially made lifting belt. Be careful when opting for cheap leather dipping belts which stretch & snap under heavy loads leading to more back issues!
You should invest in a Matt Wenning Belt Squat because it can
- Allows for easy set up when squatting heavy loads
- Tested and designed by a 1100+lb squatter
- Safe training when recovering from back or shoulder issues
- Perfect coaching tool for new clients in order to teach correct form
- The load is concentrated on the legs unlike the squat
- Complete with band pegs for dynamic training
- Handle allows you to ‘sit’ into the squat for great hamstring activation