When do you guys use a belt?
I used to wear a belt constantly, but after reading “Back Strong and Beltless” by Paul Chek (Issues 121, 122, 123)last year, I haven’t used a belt since - for anything.
Now I’m doing squats for reps with 350, deads, heavy bent rowing, etc. Since I ditched the belt, my back feels immensely more solid and bulletproof and I’ve never had a problem. But I’m wondering, am I just pushing my luck going that heavy without a belt or what?
I’m planning to just keep upping poundages slowly, but I’m wondering if there is some point I need to get a belt on.