I have been training without a belt for years and have been making consistent progress. I am steadily reaching my long term goals of a 160kg front squat and a 225kg deadlift at 82kg bodyweight. I decided that I would like to get a belt for my heaviest sets as well as for when I test my strength.
I would use the belt for heavy front squats, conventional deadlifts, snatch grip deadlifts, trap bar deadlifts, and hybrid/narrow stance sumo deadlifts. I have never purchased a belt so I am fairly clueless as to which belt would fit my goals. I have read that for deadlifting you do not want a belt that is too thick.
Do you have any thoughts on this? What type of belt do you like to use? What type/brand of belt would be useful for various squat and deadlift variations?
Thank you so much coach!