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Renfro Gregory J. PTA CSCS; Ebben, William P. MS, CSCS, *D
Strength and Conditioning Journal: February 2006
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This manuscript reviews the literature on the effects of the use of back belts in industrial and strength and conditioning applications. Although the results are mixed, the preponderance of evidence supports some use of back belts during resistance training.

Greg Renfro coordinates the Sports Medicine and Optimal Performance Programs at Langlade Memorial Hospital in Antigo, Wisconsin.

William Ebben is a clinical faculty member and researcher at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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