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Belt Squat Machine 2.0 With Belt

The Belt Squat Machine helps to build your legs without loading your torso or spine.

FEATURES • Custom unracking heights • Top & bottom band pegs • 119.7kg/264lbs weight • Black powder coat • Sturdy 11-gauge steel • 700lb capacity • Belt included


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From pain-free squats to insane quad pumps, the Belt Squat Machine
builds your legs — without the spinal loading.

Our belt squat 2.0  is by far the best money value belt squat available and comes with some excellent upgrades:

  • Beefed up the steel to 11 gauge with 0 gauge connection plates for a 700lb weight capacity
  • Optional side or top loaded pegs (top loaded is recommended for a full range of motion)
  • Top and bottom band pegs
  • Includes heavy duty belt

There’s been a lot of hype around belt squats as of late, and for good reason; they work.

For more info, check out 10 Muscle Building Exercises for the Belt Squat Machine.

Here’s a breakdown of why they’re the greatest thing since sliced bread, and what they can do for your training:

  • No upper body
    The belt squat totally removes stress on your spine and upper body from the equation, allowing you to just train your lower body. Even a leg press still places a load on your torso, taking the weight off your torso allows you to give your upper body a break, or even work around injuries.
  • Glute activation
    The belt squat really emphasizes hip extension resulting in excellent glute activation, which will ensure your buns will be as jacked as your guns.
  • Not just belt squats
    The belt squat machine can be used for a variety of exercises, such as rows, Romanian deadlifts, tricep extensions and high pulls, which make the square foot trade-off for the machine a little better.
  • Superior bushings on pivot points for a smooth movement
  • Adjustable band pegs for added dynamic resistance
  • Top and bottom pegs for adding banded resistance
  • 51 inches long, 52″ wide, 40″ tall and the base is 35.5″ wide
  • Includes heavy duty belt with 2 feet of chain and 2 caribeners
  • Adjustable jcups
  • Black powder coating
  • Weigh’s in at a beefy 264lbs and ships unassembled in 2 boxes
  • Made of 60 x 60 mm steel 3mm thick with 8mm connection plates/ 2.3″ x 2.3″ 11 gauge steel with 0 gauge connection plates
  • Optional side of top loaded plate pegs
  • Freestanding standalone unit that does not need to be mounted

So now that you know why the belt squat is so awesome, let me lay down why the Bells of Steel belt squat is your best choice

  • Inexpensive
    As of this post, there’s currently only 1 other home gym gade belt squat, for the most part, they’re huge footprint behemoths made with bomb proof steel that sell for thousands of dollars, not ideal for the average garage gym. You also get a belt for squatting, saving you another $100.
  • Innovative design
    Band pegs are something we try and slip into a lot of our products, they’re an inexpensive addition and add a lot of versatility to the product. The belt squat is no exception, with 4 adjustable band pegs.  In addition, the connection arm has a thick screw with an eyelet to be a secure & reliable attachment point for your belt squat belt.
  • Bushings for a smoother ride
    Using 6 bushings, 4 on the primary pivot point, 2 on the safety, allows for much smoother motion, as well as substantially more durable and safer than a simple bolt.


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Vince B.

Belt squat machine 2.0

Great piece of equipment that I added to my gym. You won’t be disappointed, great service as well. Highly recommend!!

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Build muscle

Bells of Steel

Hey Vince, Thank you for the review! The Belt Squat Machine 2.0 With Belt is an amazing piece for any home gym! Enjoy the gainz! Yours in strength, William & the BoS


First timer

New to the belt squat, didn’t know these even existed until I ordered one. I’ve been having some lower back issues and not sure of the cause, but figured one area I can try to prevent some issues would be heavy back squats. I’ve used the machine enough to know it is different but in a good way. I’ll still throw in lighter weight barbell squats but for heavier use the belt machine will be my go to. Fast service

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Pain free strength and some size

Bells of Steel

Hey there, Thank you for the review and we are happy to hear you are enjoying the Belt Squat Machine 2.0! It is a great way to build the legs without loading up the lower back. Enjoy the gainz! Yours in strength, William & the BoS crew

Canada Canada

Well built with one exception

Well built machine with one exception. There are about 16 holes that have an M12 threaded tapped hole that are what you bolt the bearings to. The treads were not cleaned out properly on all of the holes and I ended up damaging two of the M12 x 30 bolts. Had to go get a M12 thread tap and two new bolts to be able to finish assembling the machine. Minor inconvenience for me but that is because I am familiar with building this type of equipment. Someone who is no so experienced would have been in trouble. Other than that I like the machine. Very robust and will handle the weight. It definitely hits different muscles that other machines don’t. I have lower back issues and you don’t need a weight belt to squat in this machine. Definitely back friendly. Very happy with this purchase

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Build and maintain muscle

Bells of Steel

Hi Shane, Really apprecatiate the feedback on the Belt Squat. Sorry about the little mishap. Hope you enjoy squatting with this bad boy for years to come! Yours in Strength, Cliff


Commercial Set up and use of the belt squat

My members love it! It’s a little crooked but does not affect the movement.

  • My Fitness Goal Is: Help my people get leaner stronger and jacked w less load on spine

Bells of Steel

Hey there, Thank you for the review. If the belt squat is a little crooked loosing the bolts and re adjusting the position can make it perfectly straight again. Hope you and your members enjoy the gainz! Yours in strength, William & the BOS crew

United States United States

Belt squat review and Some Recommendations for Improvement

I have owned my belt squat for over a year now and my power-lifters have used it a ton so I feel I have enough experience with this piece of equipment to write a solid review and offer some suggestions for improvement. The Pro's The belt squat is very solid, I have used several models from different companies and it is one heavy duty piece of equipment, so if you'r on the fence about buying it and you'r worried about how sturdy and well built it is, its extremely solid. When it arrives at your house you will need two people to make it an easy build, one can do it but two is the way to go. One of my lifters and I finished in an hour. This machine can hold a ton of weight, the lever itself weighs 31-32 pounds, so you should take that into account. it was weighed in my garage with a big game scale and it feels every bit of a 1:1 ratio compared to what would be on a barbell. The ability to put the weight horns straight up is something no other lever belt squat has and for those who train with specialty bars and bands as we do, this machine is a good transition if you want to continue to use those tools while de-loading the spine. Some Improvements I would suggest If they are Possible: The Paint, it does chip and rust easily on the lever arm, especially if you forget to wipe off any sweat beads that fall on the platform of the lever arm. For those who live in areas near the ocean, like I am, where there is a lot of salt in the air the chance of rust happening is higher. There is no way around that and in no way a deal breaker for me, just a little more up-keep but if there is a better paint that would not chip and rust so easily I would suggest that for this machine. I repainted mine with some Rustoleum and it has held up fine. Extending the length of the lever arm and the cut out in the platform by a few inches, this would help a lot with the forward knee travel and the forward pull that the lever causes. Im just basing my observation on this based off the wenning belt squat, the machines are very similar but theirs does seem to have a longer lever arm to address this issue and make the squat more natural. Extending the length and width of the platform a few inches each way, this would help facilitate those who are taller and squat wider and would allow their foot to sit fully on the platform without some of the foot hanging off the edge. Also, extending the length would allow lifters to set a box on the platform for belt box squats without part of the box hanging off. Overall, this is a great machine, I use it weekly and anyone looking to add a belt squat to their garage gym should buy it.


Bells of Steel

Hey Elisha, Thank you for the amazing review, we appreciate the detail you put into it. I'll let product development know about the paint and extension improvements as we are always looking to improve our designs. Enjoy all the strength gainz Yours in strength, William and the BOS crew