I've been going to the gym for a few years now but lately I've been focusing on alot on powerlifting and real intense training through the "sheiko shakes up powerlifting" routine, I love it. So with all the bench, deadlifts, and squats my backs been taking a toll, its sore but I havent thrown it out yet (knock on wood). I was just curious if a weight belt would help my back and my lifting ability and if it would be a investment to buy one.
Also, if yes I should buy one, how much and what kinds are best? I only weight 175 pounds and you can review my maxs under my profile, I don't want to be some tiny fucker in the gym who thinks he needs a weight belt if i dont need one.