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Overview and Review of the Rogue Premium Ohio belt [Article, Free Download]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Mar 16, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Rogue premium lifting belt

Rogue Premium Ohio Lifting belt

The Rogue premium Ohio lifting belt comes in at $130 and is an improved version of the original Ohio belt from Rogue. If you are interested in a full overview of the Rogue belts read my article "Which belt to buy from Rogue" in which this piece was originally published.
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Most popular rogue belt in 2020

This is a ranking of the most popular Rogue lifting belts on based on views and click throughs for purchase to Rogue Fitness for 2020. If you want to dig deeper on how the data was collected you can read what were the most popular Rogue products in 2020. 

Most popular Rogue belt in 2020

This is an overview of the most popular Rogue belts on as of 2020. Ranked by popularity form top to bottom:
  1. 5" Nylon belt
The rogue lever belt is the right choice for any powerlifter. The lever makes it easy to get in and out of the belt quickly between lifts. For Olympic lifters it might not be the best choice is the lever can get in the way of the pull for the snatch and the clean and jerk. You can read the full review of the Rogue lever belt by following this link.
The 5” Nylon belt is a cheap option and I am personally surprised that it is that popular. It will give you more freedom to move than a leather belt, buy suspicion for the higher popularity of the belt is its low price compared to leather. If you are looking for a cheap belt for lifting the Rogue echo belt is a better option in my opinion. You can find the full review of the 5” Nylon belt via this link.
The Rogue Oly belt is a version of the Rogue Ohio belt that has been made smaller in the front to allow for easier lifting for the snatch and clean and jerk. If you want to wear a belt while doing Olympic lifts this is the right belt for you. You can read the full review of the Rogue Oly belt by following this link.
The Rogue premium belt is a luxury version of the Rogue Ohio belt which uses higher quality leather. It also has been made less slippy. If you want the best all-purpose leather belt rogue has on offer the Rogue Premium belt is right for you. You can read the full review of the Rogue Premium belt by following this link.
The Rogue powerlifting belt is a 13mm version of the Rogue Ohio belt with double stitching. It is thicker and specially built for very heavy squats and deadlifts. I personally prefer the lever belt as it easier to get in and out of But if you like a buckled belt more, this is a good choice. You can read the full review of the Rogue 13mm powerlifting belt by following this link.

Overview of the premium lifting belt 

The Rogue Ohio Premium belt is one of the many products of Rogue which shows that they take customer feedback seriously and improve on existing designs. The belt comes in 4'' width and brown color. It is 10mm thick and is made os US English Bridle leather. The leather has been vegetable tanned. The edges are finished with black Tuff Kote and a slip-resistant interior texture has been added.
It is great to see that Rogue took the Ohio belt design and improved the leather, stitching, finish on the edges and provided better functionality in the middle.  I have seen this happen many times in the product range of Rogue and makes me happy to be a customer of them. 

Pros of the premium lifting belt 

The Rogue Premium Ohio lifting belt is the best all-purpose belt you can get from Rogue at this time. It can be used for weightlifters, powerlifter and bodybuilders alike. The new improvements are worth the extra $20 compared to the Rogue Ohio lifting belt, which is also a very solid choice.  The best improvement is the inner texture of the belt that avoids slipping.. That could be a problem with the old Ohio belt.

Cons of the premium lifting belt 

The con is the high price and that you can get more all-purpose belts at a lower quality for groups. If you are looking to equip an entire gym or team of athletes with belts the Rogue Echo might the better choice.. If you buy ten belts that equates to savings of $200 in total which can be used to one more barbell for the gym. It depends on where you set your priorities as the strength coach or for your clients.

Alternatives to the premium lifting belt 

Alternatives in the same price range are the Rogue lever belt and the Pioneer faded belt. The lever belt would be the better choice for serious powerlifters who do nothing but going heavy on the deadlift, squat and bench press. The faded belt can be a good choice for smaller lifter due to their Pioneer Cut system which enables 0.5mm increments in closing the buckle.

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