Watch this quick overview video by Chris Duffin:
Developed by NFL Player, Jesse Ohliger, the BREATH BELT was created to solve a 10 year bout with chronic hip and low back pain. Several unsuccessful rehabilitations and surgery consultations later with the "best" NFL and NCAA clinicians, Jesse was driven to find what was holding back his progress. This lead the relentless mission to help himself and countless other NFL and NCAA players with similar issues. Drawing from numerous modalities including unconventional movement, yoga, classical pilates, anatomy and breath work, the best Injury Prevention tool for anyone with a pair of hips was conceived.
After a year of consultations with an array of Doctors, Rehabilitation Specialists and Strength and Conditioning coaches, it became clear that all modalities were missing something to connect breath mechanics to optimal hip function - as they are tied systems. It became evident that a tool was needed help alleviate fascial restriction against gravity of the prime lumbar stabilizers, the PSOAS and QL.
The BREATH BELT is currently helping thousands of clients as well as numerous college and professional sports teams in corrective movement, rehab and Strength & Conditioning. It is widely used to help any coach or client quickly learn and feel the link between diaphragmatic breath mechanics and hip mobility - as they are tied systems.
The Breath Belt is a diaphragmatic training tool that turns on the abdominals, psoas, QA, and lats. It is and excellent tool achieve early success in any hip hinge movement.
Can it be worn underneath traditional weight belts?
In theory you could, however it would probably be uncomfortable.
Does the belt come with lacrosse balls, tennis balls etc. to put in the sleeves to do the activation bit or does it have objects in place?
The belt does not come with any additional objects or implements.
I’m wondering if this belt can be used during heavy lifts?
It can, and it certainly won't fail. The difference is that it won't provide the same stiffness and support as traditional leather belt.
Hi I have a few items and looking getting this belt.. 1.Is it meant to be used in competition. 2. Reading the information about I assume it helps create IP of the core when I breathe into my gut better then a lever belt.. 3. Will it help with keeping my spine more rigid and netural as Dr. McGill advocates in his publications.
Hello, I'll address the various questions in order: 1. Yes, this belt can be used in competition 2 & 3. A belt is meant to help increase rigidity around the midsection. It won't create intra abdominal pressure for you, but will help maximize it if you're doing it well. We have a lot of content around creating intra abdominal pressure on our video library on kabukistrength.com as well
I'm a heavier guy 260 lower back issues age 43 I'm currently making calisthenics a part of my life. Wondering if this work work for stabilizing my core while still allowing movement.
Yes it will, it is designed to help encourage proper breathing mecahnics not as a stiff brace.