Equity Coach Corner: Dip Belt Squat

The dip belt squat is a modification of a machine called a belt squat (here is a link to the one Rogue manufactures rhino belt squat). 

Purpose:
The reason we like the dip belt squat is because it builds leg strength while not loading the spine. This makes it a fantastic accessory lift to do with back squats and deadlifts. This squat can also help correct hip imbalances. Here is a video of the creator of the belt squat talking about why it should be used, Louie Simmons talks belt squat.

Equipment Needed: 
Dip Belt
Raised Platform (ex: plyo boxes)
Weight (plates, kettlebells, etc)

Points of Performance:

  • Full range of motion

  • Stance, feet under the shoulders with feet slightly pointing out

  • Flat back with sound lumbar curve throughout the squat

  • Head forward

Scheme:
When preforming the dip belt squat it is meant to be an accessory lift and not the primary. Weight should be kept at a relative light weight with the reps staying relatively high (8+)

Breakdown: