So, I don’t wear a lifting belt at the gym, and I’ve actually never worn one to lift. However, I recently tried one on that someone left at the gym, just for laughs. Although I don’t feel that strongly about wearing a lifting belt one way or the other, I have friends that think they’re terrible. So I tried it on thinking I would send them an annoying selfie, LOL.
Anyway, I have back issues fairly often from working construction and the lifting belt that I tried on INSTANTLY made my back feel better. I guess my question is, do people ever wear lifting belts for back pain or posture correction while they AREN’T lifting? The belt was so much better than the back brace I will occasionally wear to work (almost never cause I hate it). Is this a bad idea for any reason?
I might have picked one up and I might be wearing it while cleaning my house, LOL. I’ve been hunched over repairing and refinishing hardwood floors for a week, and this is the closest my back has felt to normal in days. Hopefully, someone can tell me why this is a great OR a terrible idea.