Originally Posted by Steve Bitsko
So really it is just a personal choice?
I think so. Haven't been doing it as long as most here. I use a belt on heavy squat days because I have a really bad lower back issue. I'm afraid if i don't use a belt to get heavier weights that my legs will never come along. I've heard the arguement that if you use one you take your stabilizers out of the equation and are really just hurting yourself.