Over a year ago I had a serious injury to one of my discs. I recovered and have been lifting regularly for about 8 months now. I worked very hard on my form since then. So last week I finally get a belt and try it on DLs. After just 1 final set using the belt, my previously injured area starts acting up. Pretty ironic.
I also had some creaky feelings down there after using the belt on 1 squat set. It’s like wtf, am I wearing it wrong or making it too tight? I think what happened is the tightness it makes on my back gives me a false sense of security, so I decrease the amount of tensing in my lower back. This really sucks though, my problem area is acting up again. I guess I’m gonna do some exercises the rehab people gave me. So this is actually 2 questions, the belt and my injury. I’m on a 5x5 program and squatting 3/week.