I never use a belt anymore, on any exercise. I just don’t see the point. When I first started lifting I didn’t have one (because of the cost). Then someone gave me one for Christmas and I started using it…and I remember that it made my obliques sore the following day! Weird. Anyway, I kept using one more or less out of habit, but when I travelled and so on didn’t have one with me and so didn’t use one during some periods of time. It has never made a difference in my workouts. And now, after having been totally belt-free for about four years, I’ve finally reached one of my goals: a 315 parallel squat. This is my all-time, only-did-it-once, about-popped-my-eyeballs-out-of-my-head best (although I expect to get it fairly frequently in the future, thanks to the lingering good effects of the Growth Surge Program -thanks T-Mag!), and I was beltless. No problems.