used for squats, jerks and deadlifts. Experienced lifters throw the belt on for near-maximum efforts, and take it off for regular training and warm-ups. Generally, "near-maximum" is a weight that is 80% or more of your CudaMax lift. The exact percentage is often arbitrary, so wear it when you think you really need the extra support on big lifts. How to wear a weightlifting belt? 1) Take a breath (hold it) 2) Place the belt in position and brace the abdominal wall 3) Draw the belt just tight enough to slightly restrict your braced abd.