G’day all, my 1st post here. Have been reading Tnation for ages now and really appreciate the community and knowledge of the users.
Just wondering when you guys started to use a weightlifting belt for your squats. When I started lifting I never really wanted to use the belts or straps or anything too fancy but recently my squat has been pumping my lower back and I believe it is leaking power from my poor (weak) legs!
I’m currently doing a 5x5 scheme for high bar back squats on Monday. A high rep front squat ‘pump’ day on Wednesday (with chest) and a heavy low volume back squatting on Friday or Saturday b4 back
Slowly adding weight most weeks I am at 75kg now on my 5x5.
I love back and front squats and would leave my front squatting without a belt as it is my biggest core exercise i have atm.
Goals are to squat and conquer 100kg (225) but I feel I’m really slowing on my progress right now.