OP, if your lower back is hurting (in a bad way) during/after lifting, a belt will only fix the problem temporarily, until you don’t wear it again. Fix the problem, get a stronger posterior chain, and THEN, you can consider using one, when appropriate. But personally, I didn’t start using a belt at all until I was squatting in the 400’s and DLing in the high 500’s without using one…aka my lower back wasn’t “weak” by any standards. [/quote]
I was rushing to do a workout right before bedtime because I had a long day with work and missed it in the morning and didn’t want to skip a day. So I guess being tired plus the rushing aspect caused me to neglect my form and my back must have bent during squats. It hurt like hell for the next week so I saw a doctor to make sure I didn’t slip a disc, got X-rays and he said I just strained some muscles. It’s still a bit sore but the belt really seems to help.
Do you think doing this is just gonna cause further injury?