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Product Design - Many of our products carry a design registration. This is because each product is individually designed and developed to function and perform for the purpose it is required. We are the only manufacturer to use ten millimeter steel for the main frame construction of our buckles. We are also the only manufacturer to produce lifting straps in a custom 2.25 inch width constructed with kevlar stitch and the only manufacturer to produce solid stainless steel engineer designed lever buckles.
Pricing / Delivery - Despite the high specifications of our products our pricing is always competative. Although we ship worldwide, UK and EU customers in particular benefit, avoiding lengthy delivery times and import duties associated with ordering from the USA. Weight lifting accessories are a value for money purchase lasting years not months when used correctly. Delivery is within 48-72 hours depending on time and day of order.
Zulu DETONATOR Competition Powerlifting Belts-
Size L - Leather length 36 inches for small waists 32 and below
Size XL - Leather length 42 Inches for waist sizes 34 and above
This is a sizing guide; to be sure which size is suitable for you email us for further advice with your measurements and requirements.
Your Detonator lever buckle will be quality checked before dispatch. When screwing the buckle to the leather belt please take care to allign the screws provided with the buckle threads. The screws should move effortlessly when tightening; if not it is a sign that your allignment is incorrect. Due to the curve of the buckle itself it is advised the leather belt is bent to form a curve itself which will aid in lining up the screws - (see image below).
Zulu DOMINATOR (IPF) Competition Powerlifting Belts - (Evolution IV)
We followed our original design brief to produce a competition powerlifting belt with all the advantages and none of the disadvantages of other traditional buckle designs. The DOMINATOR is the most advanced quick release design to date. The design registered buckle features a solid steel 10 mm main frame, an innovative elongated prong and a crazy sized 18 mm solid steel grab handle. The design registered buckle is manufactured using computer numercical control methods so that we can use fine tolerences. We've milled a shallow flat edged recess on the front face of the prong which locks prong to leather and removes any doubt that the prong maybe misplaced or that there will be movement when the belt is worn. As with all ZULU products expect over engineering - six huge polished rivets and more nylon stitch than any other power belt. The DOMINATOR is manufactured in a full range of sizes and some special edition colour combinations.
Correct fastening and release of the DOMINATOR buckle
The huge advantage the DOMINATOR has over any other power lifting belt buckle is its effortless fastening, tightening and instant removal. Simply place the belt around your waist as normal. Place one hand on the huge grab bar and the opposite hand on the tapered end of the belt and pull the buckle prong to the desired hole. Should the belt need tightening further repeat this simple action.To release the belt, again repeat the same simple action pulling the grab bar and tapered belt end in opposite directions.
IMPORTANT for any previous EVOLUTION belt users upgrading to the DOMINATOR. To release the Evolution, Evolution II and Evolution III belts meant often pushing the grab bar in the opposite direction you pulled it when fastening the belt; or basically back over. To do this with the DOMINATOR would be incorrect as you have to release the leather from the recessed part of the prong. The prong on the DOMINATOR is 10 mm thick and the holes approximately 12 mm which works perfectly. By pulling the grab handle prong fractionally (2 mm) the belt releases instantly. Once you have tried this once you will appreciate how well this buckle works in practice. See the YouTube window at the bottom of this screen.
What size DOMINATOR is right for you ?
The DOMINATOR competition power lifting belt is available in 3 lengths L, XL and XXL.
Leather only length - 45 inch (L), 50 inch (XL), 58 inch (XXL) plus length of buckle.
Prong to hole placement 24-38 inches (L), 32-46 inches (XL), 40-54 inches (XXL).
A simple guide is that anybody with a normal waist measurement under 34 should use an L and anybody with a waist measurement above 43 a XXL, anybody 35 - 42 should use an XL.
Experienced lifters should give consideration to their personal preferences. Some may wear a belt high above the waistline and some prefer to wear a belt extremely tight reducing there waist vastly . In these cases we would suggest using a tape measure for an accurate measurement of were and how you will wear your power belt. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any further advice.
How did ZULU evolve the quick release buckle - After selling traditional power belts for a number of years it came to our attention these dated designs had a number of disadvantages. Our design brief was to come up with a belt that had no disadvantages. Single prong belts never achieve the tightness of lever belts and require greater effort to fasten and get off after a lift. Once the single prong is placed in a belt hole the belt naturally pulls along the prong and there is a loss of tightness. Lever belts are capable of exerting more pressure around the waist than traditional buckles ,and require less effort to fasten and get off after lifting but they are time consuming to set up, adjust and breakages are often reported. Lever buckles are 'cast' because to 'mill' a lever buckle from a solid block of steel would make a belt too expensive for the consumer. Cast metals are far weaker than milled steel hence the occasional breakage, not something you want in competition or during your biggest gym lifts. The quick release buckle featured on many belt brands (Gasp,Maximuscle) enables the user to achieve lever belt tightness with the convienience of fast on, fast off and instant adjustment. The current quick release belts on the market use only 6 mm steel rod and the pull handle design only enables the user to pull the buckle to a tight position with two fingers. We added a huge grab bar along with increasing the size of the rest of the buckle frame. The user can pull the belt into place with a full hand grip and achieve ultimate lumbar and abdominal pressure. To release the belt the huge pull handle is simply pulled again for an instant belt release.
The Evolution design concept continued to develop from the original Evolution up to the current Dominator using feedback from competative customers.
Zulu Defcon Gloves - gloves are generally sized by measuring the circumference of the hand just below the knuckle. Most manufacturers are simlar in there sizing but not all. ZULU professional gloves come in two sizes. 'S/M' size gloves actually have a circumference of approximately 9 inches. This measurement is generally referred to as a large by other manufacturers. The second size 'L/XL' measures approximatley 10 inches. This size generally is known as a XL or even XXL by some manufacturers. It is worth taking a tape measure to your hand prior to ordering but generally those that consider themselves to have a small to medium adult male hand should order there ZULU professional gloves in 'S/M' and those that consider themselves to have a large hand should order the 'L/XL'. As the gloves are manufactured in high grain leather there is some expansion after the first few workouts, this includes the massive leather wrist wrap which at first may appear slightly short unless pulled very tight. After a few workouts the gloves will stretch and become more comfortable and the wrist wrap will lengthen. For those whom have measured there hands at 9 inches or less and have purchased ZULU professional gloves in 'S/M', but feel they are a little tight; it is worth waiting for the glove to expand rather than ordering a bigger size as it ensures the wrist wrap hits the wrist in the right position, remember a bigger glove is not only wider but longer. (We have measured an approximate expansion of 1/2 an inch to both the body of the glove and the wrist wrap, usually this has taken place after 3-4 workouts)
Zulu Defcon (IPF) Forever Single prongs - Customer demand brought the Defcon belts back into production but we weren't satisfied with sitting on our laurels so the specification has gone beyond any other similar style belt, simply the highest quality traditional style Power Belt available.
Zulu Defcon Synthetic Belt - This belt offers a design incorporating the best features of any import belt. A huge polypropylene overstrap, a huge 3 1/4 inch buckle and the intelligent addition of a 'slide bar'. Actual belt length is 44.5 inches. The belt is designed to function correctly from a 32 inch waist upwards to 36 inches.
What's a 'slide bar' - We are only aware of one top US manufacturer to feature this bar on there synthetic belt buckle. For most of your weight lifting regime simply loop the overstrap through and around both the slide bar and silver buckle, simply pull to tighten. For the vast majority of athletes this is the most convienient method of use and no loosening will be experienced. The slide bar need only be used by well experienced and developed athletes and during extreme power movements such as the deadlift whereupon you can incorporate the slide bar correctly to secure the belts grip. To do this loop the overstrap firstly through the buckle with the slide bar on the inside as normal; but this time before tighening your belt place the overstrap back between the slide bar and buckle. When tightened using this method the overstrap will be wedged between the slide bar and the buckle and secure the belt beyond that of normal application. When using this looping method, ultimate tightness can be achieved by 'cranking' the overstrap left then right repeatedly across the front of your waist before securing it in place. Should you require to use the belt incorporating the slide bar correctly we advise you practice the suggested method prior to your next gym visit.
Lifting straps - The only lifting straps to be manufactured in a custom 2.25 inch width which eleviates wrist pressure and allows us to not add perishable cushion foam. They are also the only lifting straps to use Kevlar in there construction. Our ultimate strength Defcon straps were used in the televised worlds strongest man axle lift. With regards the huge length of our lifting straps don't worry if you are used to more regular length straps such as a 21 or 25 inch you can continue to use the same wrapping method you have previously used as the extra length will just hang down loose. During testing we found that the 30 inch straps offered further wrapping options.