This depends on how they are wearing it more so than when they are wearing it. If they have the belt cinched down nice and tight for daily use then they are obviously newbies. If they are wearing it loosely then they are probably trying to hide love handles and/or belly fat. I only wear my belt snug on leg and back day. There are occasions where I will wear it loose for show because I am an amatuer bodybuilder and my name is embroidered on the back of my belt.