IPL Costume and Personal Equipment – Belt

Item 9. Belt

3.9.1 Competitors may wear a belt. It shall be on the outside of the lifting suit with the buckle in the front or rear of the lifter’s body. However, the lifter cannot wear the buckle of his belt at his back during the bench press.
3.9.2 Materials and construction are as follows:
3.9.3 The main body shall be made of leather, vinyl or other similar non-stretch material in one or more laminations, which may be glued, riveted and/or stitched together.
3.9.4 It shall not have additional padding, bracing or supports of any material on the surface or concealed within the laminations of the belt.
3.9.5 A standard metal buckle and studs are the only non-leather components permitted, with the exception of the materials used in the “quick release” or ratchet style mechanism. The buckle shall be attached at one end of the belt by means of studs and/or stitching.
3.9.6 The belt may have a buckle with one or two prongs, “quick release” type or ratchet style. Velcro is not allowed anywhere on the lifting belt.
3.9.7 A leather or vinyl tongue loop shall be attached close to the buckle by means of studs and/or stitching.
3.9.8 The names of the lifter, the lifter’s sponsor, or club may appear on the outside of the belt. They may be of any color or colors.
3.9.9 Width of belt maximum 10cm. (#1 below)
3.9.10 Thickness of belt maximum 13mm along the main length (#2 below), excluding any materials associated with the ratchet mechanism.
3.9.11 Inside width of buckle, maximum 11cm. (#3 below)
3.9.12 Outside width of buckle, maximum 13cm. (#4 below)
3.9.13 Tongue loop maximum width 5cm. (#5 below)
3.9.14 Distance between end of belt and far end of tongue loop maximum 15cm.

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