[quote]MC sp3 wrote:
From the same page:
“The only time I wear a belt is when I’m going for a heavy max of 5 or less and for the last warm-up set leading up to my max. 90% of the time I don’t wear a belt for squats nor deadlifts. Rule of thumb: If it feels really heavy, wear a belt. If you are self aware enough to know that you back/abs are stong enough not to need a belt, don’t wear a belt. It really comes down to preference. Beginners need not wear a belt for the greater part of their training.”
In a nutshell; don’t rely on the belt. Also, don’t try to use a belt to compensate for bad form. Personally, I dead lift raw and only use a belt for either squatting sets of 3 or less reps and heavy push presses. Your individual needs may be different but the basic principal still applies.
yea … what he said