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Overview and review of the Rogue Oly Ohio Lifting belt [Article, free download]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Apr 13, 2019 9:30:00 AM

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Rogue Oly Ohio Lifting belt

The Rogue Oly Ohio lifting belt can be had for $115. With this you will get a solid belt based on the original best selling Ohio belt that has been adapted for Olympic weightlifting. If you want to know more about Rogue belt read my article "Which belt to buy from Rogue" in which this review was originally posted.

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Overview of the Oly Ohio lifting belt 


The  Rogue Ohio Oly lifting belt is a special adaptation of the Rogue Ohio lifting belt.  The front has been cut out. This helps for the snatch and clean and jerk to not get in the way.  The belt is made in the USA from vegetable tanned leather. At is 4'' wide at the back and tapers down to 2'' in the front. The Rogue Ohio Oly lifting belt is 10mm thick and comes in brown as a result of the tanning process. 


Pros of the Oly Ohio lifting belt

The Rogue Oly lifting belt has a big advantage, that it is less bulky than the Ohio lifting belt. This gives you more freedom for explosive movements like the snatch and clean and jerk. The single prong design also helps to get the belt on and off easily. 

Cons of the Oly Ohio lifting belt

The belt is not approved for weightlifting competitions like the Rogue 13mm belts. This means that this is a gym only belt. Its specialization also means that it is less versatile than the Ohio lifting belt which costs $5 less. Make sure that your main interest is Olympic weightlifting before buying this belt and that you know what you are doing on the platform already.

Alternatives to the Oly Ohio lifting belt

The all-around standard option is the Rogue Ohio belt. This is the midrange product from rogue I would recommend to everyone. If you want to spend a bit more money go for the Premium Ohio belt. If you are a small lifter you might want to get the Rogue Ohio 3 belt. 

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