In recent times I’ve noticed an explosion in the amount of people doing hip thrusts at the gym…
It seems as though Instagram has us all chasing the perfect booty!
If you’re a hip thrust aficionado like myself, then you likely already know how ridiculously effective this exercise is at developing buns of steel.
You probably also know that weighted hip thrusts can be super awkward and painful on your hips and wrists…
…Enter the hip thrust belt.
This clever piece of equipment allows you to quickly and painlessly secure dumbbells on either side of your waist, allowing you to do weighted hip thrusts in complete comfort.
Whether you do hip thrusts at home or at the gym, the hip thrust belt is going to help you build that booty and actually enjoy doing it!
Since this is a fairly recent invention, there’s only a couple hip thrust belts currently on the market that are actually worth considering.
I’m about to explain the different between the two and help you decide which hip thrust belt is right for you.
Bellabooty are the original inventors of the hip thrust belt. Their patented belt design has soared in popularity lately and the quality of their product is significantly better than the alternatives.
Best Overall Hip Thrust Belt
Bellabooty literally invented this the hip thrust belt and years later their product still remains the superior choice.
First of all, this belt will hold up to 400lbs of weight, which makes it perfect for athletes of all levels, both men and women.
The velcro on the alternative/knock-off products will only hold up to 100lbs, which is a serious limitation for a large number of users.
It’s super easy to set up and use and takes less than 20 seconds to get going with.
The padding on this belt is quite a bit thicker than on cheaper options which makes a significant impact on comfort when using it.
You also get a 30 day refund period where you can send it back if you’re unhappy with your belt for any reason, no questions asked.
On top of that it comes with a 2 year warranty, so you know the materials used are solid and built to last.
While this belt does cost a bit more than the alternative, I think it’s almost certainly a good idea to pay a little extra for the peace of mind knowing the durability is excellent and that it won’t start to fall apart after a few weeks.
I also feel way better supporting an American owned small business who took the time to do the R&D necessary to develop an original product and bring it to market like Bellabooty have done.
This product does sell on Amazon, but for a premium – you’re better off ordering via their website and saving $10.
Check out our full review of the Bellabooty Belt here!
This belt is by far the best option on the current market, whether you’re a complete beginner or using heavier weights – nothing even comes close!
- Super high quality materials and significantly better durability than other options.
- Rated for up to 400lbs which is significantly higher than alternatives.
- Original creators of the hip thrust belt!
- There’s really nothing I dislike about the Bellabooty Belt!
Best Budget Hip Thrust Belt?
At the time of writing, this is the only other hip thrust belt on the market, and it’s currently not available – so it’s hard to say if it’s even being made anymore…
This belt is made using leather padding and is rated for up to 300lbs of weight, which is about 25% less than the Bellabooty belt.
It is however a little bit cheaper than the Bellabooty belt.
Several people complained that the belt simply didn’t work particularly well and would fall apart using heavier weights, or the dumbbells would drag along the ground.
People also said it was quite uncomfortable to use.
Personally I’d rather spend the extra coin and get a product which has hundreds of happy customers and a no questions asked money back guarantee… so I’d steer clear of this one!
This belt might be a decent option for those who plan on using extremely light weights and are on a budget.
- Almost 30% cheaper than the Bellabooty belt.
- Materials appear to be of okay quality.
- Doesn’t work very well at all for heavier loads.
- Dumbbells can brush against the floor.
- Often out of stock or completely discontinued?
For the vast majority of users, I’d recommend going for the Bellabooty belt which was the first hip thrust belt to ever hit the market and has many very satisfied customers.
The PoweRogue belt has some not so amazing reviews in terms of customer satisfaction, so I’d avoid this product to be completely honest.
Our Hip Thrust Belt Research & Review Process
I always make it my mission to be as comprehensive as possible with these product reviews so I can be as helpful as possible to my readers.
Currently we have tested out the Bellabooty Belt but haven’t yet bothered to try out any of the other products on the market, since quite frankly none of them look any decent at all…
We gave the belt a good thrashing using a range of dumbbells (up to 200lbs total added!) and also tested it out doing a variety of exercises that weren’t hip thrusts.
Price, comfort, and quality of materials/durability (in that order) were the primary factors used to determine the rankings of these products.
Continually Updating With New Products & Information
As new hip thrust belts hit the market I’ll be updating this article to include a wider variety of options.
If you’re a hip thrust belt manufacturer and want your product reviewed and included in this article, please get in touch.
Feel free to read more about my product testing standards and review process.
How To Use A Hip Thrust Belt For Dumbbells
These things are super simple to use.
It’s easiest if you start on the ground with your dumbbells/kettlebells on either side of you.
Simply hook the straps around the weights and secure the velcro before folding the padded cover over the straps.
After that you’re good to begin hip thrusting as you normally would!
You can use these belts for far more than just hip thrusts too, which makes them a super versatile piece of equipment!